Hospital parking bill opposed by Conservative MPs

This Blog published a warning about serial time-waster Philip Davies after he filibustered a private member’s bill attempting to outlaw ‘revenge’ evictions last year.

How sad that the good people of Shipley saw fit to return this creature to Parliament in this year’s general election.

Perhaps one of that constituency’s electorate would care to explain why they decided to inflict him on us again?

Backbench Conservative MPs have made lengthy speeches in an attempt to kill a bill aimed at exempting carers from hospital parking charges.

Philip Davies, who spoke for 90 minutes, said Labour MP Julie Cooper’s bill was “unnecessary” as hospitals could make their own decisions locally.

His colleague, David Nuttall, warned it could divert money away from frontline NHS services.

Their interventions mean the bill risks running out of Parliamentary time.

Source: Hospital parking bill opposed by Conservative MPs – BBC News

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7 thoughts on “Hospital parking bill opposed by Conservative MPs

  1. David Bacon

    What sort of a modern democracy elects/appoints the likes of Grayling and Duncan Smith and now the ineffable Phil Davies to our parliament as our lawmakers? Well, I suppose it’s the kind of democracy favoured by Murdoch, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, The Daily Telegraph and assorted news channels.

    Using this version of democracy we often elect callous, vicious and stupid people to run our country. People like Osborne, following the Thatcher example, keep selling off large, valuable bits of the country to any rich foreigner who comes along, latest in the queue to dismantle Britain are the Chinese who have just named their price for a couple of our chancellor’s vanity projects. Thatcher was simply a power seeker, although she managed to be both irresponsible and also got lucky with the miners, her legacy is one of industrial and economic devastation. Grayling, Duncan Smith and Osborne are just the vicious inheritors of Thatcherism.

  2. ian725

    Disgraceful people will need to be reminded of the broken promises, lies and delays continually committed by this Nasty Tory Government and the end of their period in Government. otherwise some of the General Public will believe the New Set of Lies put forward at the next General Election. The are so arrogant at the moment, secure in their belief that the Public will forget these present offences before the next Election.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I think in private members’ bills they have as long as they like.
      You’re right; the rule should be changed.

      1. Nick

        i’m surprised anyone else was in the same room to listen to such madness

        it’s very hard for someone like myself to understand the workings of mp’s but what i do know is that if i ever behaved in that fashion where i was working i would have been shown the door and never to return

        no debate needs one and half hours to set your stall out

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