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Posted Monday, 8 June 2009 at 20:49
Greg Hands MP and I found a cupboard to hide in during the PLP meeting tonight. Problem was, it was full of Finance Bill files. 

We would have gone for it, however, when we went to check the PLP room they had sent someone up to guard the room. Thwarted! 

As it was, we didn't need to do a Harry Potter, there were enough Labour MPs willing to denounce their colleagues as unmentionables following the meeting.

Bets on for October, if the majority of Labour MPs have remembered where it was they left their *alls by then!
Richard of York said:
Responded: Monday, 8 June 2009
I take it you don't mean Ed *alls, Nadine ;D Labour MPs are like rabbits caught in the headlights of an oncoming car. Frozen with fear and not knowing which way to turn. Still, they are stuck with a leader who makes Michael Foot look like a success, so it can't be bad for us!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Monday, 8 June 2009
Yes, the Tories are in the ascendancy now (poor us who rely on public services which they will slash and burn), but these things are cyclical and it will be lovely to see them fall apart like this in a few years time. When you are flying so high, the only way is down; just a shame that they will destroy so much in the meantime. Perhaps something really serious will happen to prevent a Tory government - such as Cameron's hair falling out (nobody likes a slaphead as PM and he is thinning at an alarming rate) because that's the level of informed political debate and opinion amongst most people.
Steve said:
Responded: Monday, 8 June 2009
Dear Anonymous Whether or not David Cameron gets into number 10, public services are going to have to be slashed. Brown knows it but won't do anything or say anything ahead of the general election. To balance the books we need to loose 195 billion of structural overspending which is being paid for by borrowing. That's not disputed by anyone. Increasing income tax adds about 5 billion per penny on the base rate. So without cuts, we need to just about double the basic rate of tax. The only difference will be that a consdervative government will go for bigger cuts sooner, a labour government will go for a whole raft of smaller cuts over a much longer period. We need to live within our means and not mortgage our granschildrfens future.
Peter - Toronto said:
Responded: Monday, 8 June 2009
Dear anonymous, Like so mane others I'm afraid you have fallen for the slight of hand in the Darling budget which announced (buried) Labour investment spending cuts of huge proportions in the years after the next election. This is summarised in exemplary fashion by Fraser Nelson, highlighting the research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies. Follow the link below. As such, is not who is going to cut: both parties will have to, but whose credibility for fiscal management will be perceived as the more coherent.
deborah said:
Responded: Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Peter, thanks for pointing out that Fraser Nelson article which spells out the situation so well. It should be required reading for labour backbenchers.
Richard Dale said:
Responded: Wednesday, 10 June 2009
The Labour party are a deformed lot. With the honorable exceptions of Frank Field (who should have crossed the House long ago) and Tom Harris only the women have balls. The men are going to get the party they deserve, and such a weakening of what will then be the opposition is bad for democracy. Democracy needs argument to debate and fight to find the best solutions, and argument needs an opposition. That is why the European Parliament is so useless and the elections so poorly-attended. Love the picture in the top right, the one of 8 pretty girls. I know its sexist to say so nowadays, but hey, it cheers me up!
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