Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Iraq Division voting

We now know a little more about two absentee MPs from last week's Iraq Inquiry vote.As I suspected, the Conservatives are not what you'd call united on the issueTory MP Quentin Davies abstained in the vote. The a former defence frontbencher described Conservative support for the motion as "absolutely crazy".According to the BBC, Mr. Davies "added the credibility of the party as an alternative

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

That Iraq Enquiry Vote in Full

So Labour won the vote to reject last night's motion in the Commons on whether to have an enquiry into the Government's conduct in the run-up to the Iraq war.But Labour's majority of 25 disguises several interesting voting patterns.Firstly, this was an Opposition Day debate. Labour MPs who do not agree with Blair are more reluctant to vote for a motion led by an opposition party. This was