Live from Belfast, equal marriage and Europe are likely on the menu, but the terrorist attack in London are likely to dominate.
Of the various votes that were or were not cast around equal marriage, it was the abstentions of Lib Dem President Tim Farron, and Deputy Leader Simon Hughes, that got the most attention. Farron is widely considered a party leader in waiting, and is hugely popular with the party faithful, but his abstention on an [...]
It looks like terrorism has once again returned to the city of London, this time in Woolwich. Tonight the threat from international terrorism to the UK remains at ‘substantial’and MI5 say that the “threat comes principally from Al Qaida and related networks”. MI5 explain: The Government continues to maintain a state of heightened readiness in response [...]
Lib Dem MPs that voted against equal marriage: Alan Beith (Berwick-Upon-Tweed) Gordon Birtwhistle (Burnely) John Pugh (Southport) Sarah Teather (Brent Central) In total 47 Lib Dems MPs plus one Lib Dem teller (Sir Bob Russell,) were present yesterday, meaning nine of the party’s MPs were absent and so abstained. They were: Malcolm Bruce (Gordon) Tim [...]
Last night Nick Clegg participated in a question and answer session at the Institute of Directors, and once again found himself bogged down in a discussion over Britain’s future in the European Union. He was clearly frustrated with the ongoing debate, and said that his Conservative coalition partners had “moved the goalposts” on Europe, a [...]
Isn’t it exciting, one of David Cameron’s friends possibly said something silly to some journalists in a bar? Guess what, he went to Oxford too?! Yes, Oxford! Hold the front page. Is this seriously what our politics has been reduced too? There are some substantive issues in this story. Does David Cameron rule via an [...]
As you can see, the whole thing was set up to look like it was advocating love, when really those there were just spreading hatred. I heard one preacher take up the microphone and say that the liberalisation of things like abortion and divorce had led to progress on equal marriage, and what [...]
As MPs debate equal marriage in the Commons today, anti equality campaigners have set up a hate camp outside Parliament. They are singing hymns, preaching and praying on a green outside parliament, as well as flyering passers by. While some members of the public showed support for their cause, many others shouted “shame” and [...]
You can always count on Lord Mandelson for a quote, and so it was this morning. The noble Lord referred to Nigel Farage’s rag-tag band as the “UK Isolation Party”, and accused Eurosceptic Conservative MPs like Joh Redwood of being “fellow travellers”, and the “provisional wing” of the Conservatives. It was a typically stirring Mandelson [...]
Tonight 114 Conservative MPs have backed a motion ‘regretting’ the lack of an in/out EU referendum bill in the Queen’s Speech, and voted against their own government’s agenda for the year ahead. Awkward.