|Click to read the names of the 47 Labour MPs who were too busy|
to vote on the Bedroom Tax yesterday
Isn't it interesting that they blame pairing for this. First of all, I'd say that I wish I could find someone to pair with for days when I'd rather stay home. Then you have to remember that the 'rules' on pairing (which is informal and facilitate a way of allowing for the fact that senior politicians may have to be out of the country, and their absence on government business should not affect the democratic makeup of the parliament) are only supposed to be used for unimportant matters.
Maybe the well cushioned MPs don't think that bedroom tax is an important matter.
Well, they wouldn't, given that they claim vst amounts for second houses, many of which allow enough space for their families to visit.
Interestingly On the 14th October, Chris Bryant, Labour's welfare shadow said: “It’s time for (Coalition) Ministers to repeal this cruel and unfair policy. If they don’t, Labour will.”
Odd then that Bryant was one of the people who had better things to do when it came to turning up for the vote.
Labour had a chance to overturn this. They couldn't be bothered.
If they get back into government, will they bother then. Or will there be something more important on that day?
|If they can be bothered to get out of bed!|