Monday, January 30, 2017

27 MPs with a consistency problem

Hat tip to Guido Fawkes for pointing out the 27 MPs who voted for the bill to call the EU referendum but now say they will vote against the Article 50 bill to implement the result:

Owen Smith, Geraint Davies, Thangam Debbonaire, Peter Kyle, Neil Coyle, Daniel Zeichner, Tulip Siddiq, David Lammy, Catherine West, Helen Hayes, Kerry McCarthy, Ben Bradshaw, Jim Dowd, Mike Gapes, Rupa Huq, Ian Murray, Karen Buck, Jeff Smith, Ann Coffey, Vicky Foxcroft, Louise Ellman, Stephen Timms, Tom Brake, Tim Farron, Mark Williams, Alistair Carmichael and Caroline Lucas [Source: Hansard]

These MPs are all Labour, Lib/Dem, or Green. The one Tory MP who has said he will vote against Article 50, Ken Clarke, did not vote for the referendum. The SNP, who for once have been consistent, didn't vote for the referendum either.

Whatever else you may say about him Ken Clarke has always been consistent. The SNP were consistent on this issue, but the 27 MPs listed above have not.

These people only appear to approve of democracy if it comes down on their side ....

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