Friday, October 27, 2017

The May government shows utter disdain for Parliament

Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, yesterday released a Written Ministerial Statement stating that the response to government defeats on opposition motions will now take the form of a written statement up to three months after the vote has taken place. This follows a slew of votes in recent weeks where Conservative MPs have been whipped to abstain.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said:

“This is the latest example of a Conservative government who are showing utter disdain for parliament.

“Responding to Government defeats in the form of a vacuous written statement, delivered up to three months after the fact is unacceptable. This shows the shocking lack of respect the government have for parliament, and the people we seek to represent.”

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