If MPs do vote to committing themselves to declare it whenever they employ family members, surely this would be effectively a vote of no confidence in Michael Martin? After all, this will pre-empt his own longer term inquiry. It should be remembered that David Maclean’s Freedom from Information Bill, which with the Labour and Conservative… Continue reading A kick in the Gorbals
Anti-choice Tories attack freedom of information
You’ve got to laugh. Ben Goldacre writes: In the case of this Minority Report on abortion, itâ€™s a rollercoaster ride of pseudoscience and dubious data, signed by one Tory MP with the support of one other, and I highly recommend giving it a read. Iâ€™ve posted the PDF here, until it appears on the parliament… Continue reading Anti-choice Tories attack freedom of information
Is Cameron actually leading the Conservative Party?
I’m really starting to wonder. Readers might recall earlier in the year that I pointed out that Cameron could not command majority Tory support for their manifesto commitment for a substantially elected House of Lords and failed to persuade them to back his stance on the Sexual Orientation Regulations. This week, we find party’s MPs… Continue reading Is Cameron actually leading the Conservative Party?