Pity those poor Conservatives who seem to be suffering from family breakdown at the moment. I can’t help but think that James Gray, Andrew Pelling and now Nigel Waterson would not be facing the problems they’ve been having if only the government offered all married couples a Â£20 a week tax bribe. But I digress.… Continue reading Derek Conway: shades of Gray?
Day: January 29, 2008
Secret plot by Tory donor to rewrite UK constitution by the backdoor
The UK, famously, does not have a codified constitution. We have the beginnings of what is vaguely termed a “supreme court” but it explicitly does not have a constitutional role. How, therefore, does Stuart Wheeler intend to argue the case for his proposal to judicially review the government’s decision not to progress with a referendum… Continue reading Secret plot by Tory donor to rewrite UK constitution by the backdoor
Derek Conway and the passions of Iain Dale
A few points… Roger Gale describes the Conway incident as a “witch hunt“. One has to wonder why the Standards and Privileges Committee would do such a thing if that were the case, since if Gale is to believed surely all MPs would be liable for the same treatment. Surely mutual interest would prevent such… Continue reading Derek Conway and the passions of Iain Dale