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Bryant sticks to his guns over bullying in Parliament

Unrevealing: Chris Bryant took this image in an attempt to show bullying in the voting lobbies – but it did not demonstrate such behaviour clearly enough. Should he have taken video? And would it have mattered, knowing that photography is forbidden there in any case?

After a woefully inadequate ‘investigation’ ruled that there was no bullying during the controversial ‘fracking’ vote that led to the downfall of Liz Truss, whistleblowing MP Chris Bryant has insisted that the verdict was wrong.

He has tweeted the following:

The prohibition of photography in the voting lobbies must be a gift to anybody wishing to intimidate MPs. Elsewhere on the Twitter thread, Bryant agreed that CCTV cameras would be welcome:

The answer, of course, is to modernise the system with electronic voting, as is used in the devolved governments of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Doesn’t the reluctance to introduce such a system smell of corruption to you?

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No evidence of bullying in fracking vote, says Commons Speaker

Tense scene in the voting lobby: Labour MP Chris Bryant tweeted this image as the fracking vote was taking place.

Are we all greatly reassured by the words of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle?

He seems to think that the words of one Conservative MP are enough to prove that nobody was bullied into backing the government during a controversial vote on fracking a couple of weeks ago, that ended up bringing down Liz Truss’s government.

According to a BBC report,

Labour MP Chris Bryant said he witnessed “clear bullying” in the division lobby of the House of Commons during the vote on 19 October.

But one Conservative MP, Alexander Stafford, rejected the claims, saying he had a “frank and robust conversation” with members of the government outside the voting lobbies but “nothing more”.

Sir Lindsay told MPs: “… While some members thought that physical contact was being used to force a member into the lobby, the member concerned has said very clearly that this did not happen.”

I can’t say I’m convinced.

The impression I had was that both Jacob Rees-Mogg and Therese Coffee had been accused of manhandling Tory MPs – plural – into supporting the then-government’s line that fracking should be allowed to resume in the UK. Relying on the words of just one member – referring to what happened to them alone – seems very poor evidence-gathering indeed.

Perhaps it isn’t important now. Truss is out of Downing Street and the new administration under Rishi Sunak has said that fracking will not resume after all.

But if we can’t trust that investigations of wrongdoing in Parliament are thorough and fair, then what should we think of any such matters in the future?

Looking to the future, it seems clear that the archaic voting system at Westminster, in which members physically walk through lobbies, has had its day.

The devolved governments in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland all have electronic voting systems.

To prevent even the suggestion of physical bullying, it’s time the same system was introduced to the Houses of Parliament.

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Investigation launched into alleged bullying of MPs in fracking vote

Totally Liz Trussed: how long must we wait until the prime minister holds another press conference, announcing the resignation of another government member – herself?

This Site called for it – and I’ve got it: Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has ordered the Serjeant at Arms to investigate allegations around chaotic scenes in a vote yesterday (October 19).

It is claimed that Conservative MPs were physically assaulted by ministers (and possibly others) to force them to vote with the government after an Opposition Day debate on fracking.

Hoyle said he

will be meeting with senior party representatives “to seek an agreed position that behaviour like that described last night is not acceptable in all circumstances”.

In a statement to MPs, he said: “I remind Members that the behaviour code applies to them as well as to other members of our parliamentary community.”

The Speaker, who is in charge of ensuring order in the Commons, added that while MPs might have “very strong political disagreements” they must “treat each other courteously and with respect”.

Isn’t it a bit late for that, now?

On the BBC’s Politics Live, it was stated that, just as MPs were preparing to vote on the fracking issue, a minister announced that it was not a “confidence” issue.

This threw the Conservatives into confusion. They had been told that it was – and that anybody voting with their conscience and against Liz Truss’s policy would be expelled from the party. Was this now untrue?

They went out to the voting lobbies scrabbling for their mobile phones in order to get clarity – and didn’t get it.

This seems clear manipulation by Liz Truss and her government. They seem to have deliberately caused confusion in order to nudge their MPs into taking the safest option – voting according to government wishes.

And then the scuffle(s) broke out.

The total number of Tory MPs known to have publicly stated that they have no confidence in Liz Truss’s leadership has more than doubled since yesterday, with 14 in total by mid-morning today.

And at the time of writing, Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee and the man who tells every prime minister whether they have the support of their party, has just left a meeting with Truss.

What did he say?

Will we find out today?

These are exciting times.

Source: ‘Not acceptable’: Investigation launched into parliament disorder where MPs were ‘manhandled’

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Should fracking ‘confidence’ vote be annulled after shameful scenes in Westminster?

Liz Truss: while her minions (allegedly) bulliedTory MPs to vote against their consciences, she has distracted from an international crisis by “worrying about her knitting”. What a contemptible excuse for a stateswoman. And she wanted us to think she modelled herself on Thatcher!

What do you think?

It has been alleged that Conservative MPs were forced to vote with the government – against their will – by MPs who manhandled them through a lobby they did not want to enter, so that Liz Truss could claim her Parliamentary party had confidence in her leadership.

If this is true, then the result of the fracking vote yesterday (October 19) should be annulled. It simply isn’t safe to describe it as the will of Parliament, let alone the will of the people of the United Kingdom.

An investigation into what happened during the vote should be opened immediately, with Conservative Party whips and cabinet ministers barred from having any contact with other MPs until they have given their evidence.

Another vote should be taken, with Tory whips and ministers again compelled to cast their votes separately from other MPs, in order to ensure that there is no interference with the will of Parliament.

But what happened yesterday should sound the death knell of Liz Truss as a political leader – or even as a member of Parliament.

If MPs were physically forced to do something they had not intended to do, then somebody was ordered to force them. And the buck stops at the top – with Truss.

It seems clear that Tory MPs are of the view that she – and her Cabinet – have caused immeasurable damage to the Conservative Party. Just consider the reaction of Charles Walker, as recorded by the BBC. The man could hardly contain himself:

BBC Political Editor Chris Mason reckons he has been talking to a senior Tory “whose analysis was so brutal it left me open-mouthed”. He continued:

Liz Truss’s actions have been “unforgivable,” “terrible” and “appalling”.

“She has stuffed the party, the country, and there’ll be a general election.”

“How could she act like a little dictator without a mandate?”

He reckons the argument for a general election will be deafeningly loud – even though no Tory would want it, considering their current unpopularity across the UK. But that situation is worsening with every minute Truss remains in office.

Here’s another perspective on it, from Professor Tim Wilson. Besides his own opinions, he mentions some of the Tories who abstained from voting, including some very big names:

And he’s right about Ukraine. Vladimir Putin has declared martial law in those parts of that country that he claims to have annexed – even though he has not taken possession of them all.

He’s just sitting in Moscow, poised to do who-knows-what.

And, as Prof Wilson says, Liz Truss is worried about her knitting.

Charles Walker is right. The Tory Party needs to get its act together now – and the grown-ups need to take charge.

Until they do, the UK will play no effective part in international events. And who knows what will happen then?

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Fracking debate becomes confidence vote in Liz Truss and her government

House of Commons: will the result of the fracking ‘confidence vote’ see as many people crammed into the chamber?

Did you notice this, from Prime Minister’s Questions?

It refers to an Opposition Day debate on fracking, brought by Labour, to ban the extraction of shale gas by that method.

According to the BBC, a message has been circulated to Conservative MPs, saying: “This is a confidence motion in the government.”

Tories who oppose fracking have been told to support the government line – that fracking is back on the agenda – or face being expelled from the Parliamentary party.

But what if significant numbers of them defy the demand?

If it is being taken as a confidence motion in the Truss government – an administration that has lost all authority with the loss of all its policies on Monday – then who will be around to expel all the Tories voting against her, if she loses?

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Michael Howard wants Johnson out. But are any Tories brave enough to push him?

Former Tory leader Lord (Michael) Howard has said Tory ministers should follow Oliver Dowden’s example and quit, to push Boris Johnson out of Downing Street.

Alternatively, backbenchers on the 1922 Committee should change the rules by which they hold a confidence vote so they can have another one before the currently-stipulated year’s delay ends, he has said.

But are either ministers or backbenchers up to the challenge?

Tory MPs are notoriously timid about unseating a leader, especially when there is no obvious replacement – and none current presents him- or herself because Johnson’s cabinet is full of incompetents and people of questionable mentality.

But with Johnson determined to ignore the meaning of the election results and pretend that people want him to continue on a course that has been disastrous for the UK (as satirised in the image above), it seems they will soon run out of alternatives.

Lord Howard said: “[Mr Johnson’s] biggest asset has always been his ability to win votes but I’m afraid [the by-election] results make it clear that he no longer has that ability.

“I think [the by-election defeats] makes clear that my view is shared by very large numbers of people in Yorkshire and Devon – places so different that I think they can reasonably be regarded as representative of the country as a whole.”

After the by-election results became known, 1922 Committee treasurer Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown said MPs would need to hear what Johnson had to say before making a decision.

Well, we’ve all heard it. Now it’s time for MPs to act.

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Wakefield/Tiverton and Honiton: never mind the weather – GET OUT AND VOTE!

Why does the weather play such a crucial role in whether people bother to vote or not?

Having taken part in many elections, This Writer still has no idea.

But it is significant that a BBC report on the by-elections at Wakefield in Yorkshire and Tiverton and Honiton in Devon contained the following: “The weather is set to be warm and sunny in Wakefield, while the forecast is for a bright start followed by sunshine and showers in Honiton and Tiverton.”

The reason it makes a difference is that the Conservatives are always more likely to win in bad weather, because they regiment their voters into going out and supporting them, no matter what.

Labour voters (for example and by contrast) tend to stay at home and watch the soap operas if it’s a bit damp.

The good weather today (June 23) suggests that the Tories will get the drubbing in both constituencies that they deserve for continuing to support Boris Johnson despite his many corruptions.

Let’s hope so, eh? Because election results are the only polls that Tories really bother to notice.

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More than half of UK think Tories were wrong to keep Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: doubt in his leadership has NOT been dispelled.

A poll has found that 51 per cent of people in the UK – including one in four who voted Conservative in 2019 – think that party’s MPs were wrong to keep Boris Johnson as prime minister in a confidence vote last week.

They join the Welsh Conservatives, who are splitting from the national party in response to the Partygate scandal, despite support for Johnson from MPs like This Writer’s (Fay Jones, Brecon and Radnorshire).

Only 36 per cent of people who took the Ipsos poll said the Tories made the right decision.

Critics say the prime minister has found himself in the eye of a revolt against his positon, the scale of which far surpassed the expectations of his allies – failing to put to bed questions over his leadership.

Source: Boris Johnson news: More than half of Britons ‘think Tories made wrong decision keeping PM’

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After winning Tory vote, Boris Johnson vows to go straight – back to his bad old ways

Spite: instead of accepting responsibility for his failings and promising to do better, Boris Johnson is planning to suppress the rebels who humiliated him in a confidence vote.

He hasn’t learned anything at all from it and he certainly isn’t going to change.

Instead, Boris Johnson has told his Cabinet that they must suppress the row about his leadership after 41 per cent of his MPs said they had no confidence in him after the Partygate scandal.

The appropriate response would have been to accept that he had damaged his own image, to listen to criticisms and to change his behaviour – but Johnson was never going to do that.

He would have taken a single vote over the 50 per cent winning line as a glowing endorsement of his loutishness, and that is why – with only an extra 31 votes beyond that line – he has chosen to act exactly as he did before.

There will be no further reform to stop the rot in Downing Street and standards in Parliament will continue to decay under his diseased hand.

His sole response has been to tell Cabinet ministers to “draw a line” under the leadership row and get on with dealing with what he says people want.

So idiots like Dominic Raab have been going out to the media, saying there is no credible alternative to Boris Johnson’s leadership – which is grimly hilarious.

“There Is No Alternative” was a catchphrase of David Cameron’s government, that inflicted austerity on the UK – an austerity that still afflicts the country, by the way; none of his and George Osborne’s changes have been repealed.

In fact, of course, there were credible alternatives to the “Starve the Beast” economic policy that put the UK on its back during those bad days – and Osborne’s period as Chancellor is rightly derided by many economists.

And the Tory rebels haven’t gone away. After winning a larger proportion of the vote – from a larger Parliamentary contingent – than voted against Theresa May in 2018 (who, as everyone and their dog told us repeatedly yesterday, was out within six months of her own confidence vote), they are now agitating to change the 1922 Committee’s rules so that another confidence vote may happen sooner than in a year’s time.

In Parliament itself, the Liberal Democrats are tabling their own “no confidence” vote that would allow MPs from all parties a chance to vote on Johnson’s future as prime minister – but this is only likely to go forward if Labour gets behind it, and Keir Starmer is sitting on the fence again.

Starmer may see a tactical advantage in leaving Johnson where he is; Labour may win a general election against a prime minister who has been weakened by a confidence vote and by whatever failings he inflicts on the UK in the future (his new version of ‘right to buy’ will be one such disaster).

But of course the public is able to see such manoeuvrings for what they are: cynical politicking that ignores the good of the nation. How could we vote for the person behind it?

Looking further ahead, Johnson will face the humiliation of the expected by-election losses on June 23.

And then he will face investigation by a Parliamentary committee charged with ruling on whether he broke the Ministerial Code. If the finding goes against him, he’ll have to resign anyway.

And after his anti-corruption champion resigned yesterday, saying that this was because Johnson broke the Ministerial Code, it seems that result is already locked in.

Boris Johnson is on borrowed time and the best he can do now is try to salvage what little is left of his good name before slinking back into history’s shadows.

And he’s the only one who doesn’t seem to know it.

Johnson wanted us to think he was another Churchill. But he turned out to be more like Lord Haw-Haw.

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Boris Johnson wins ‘no confidence’ vote. What now?

Boris Johnson has won/lost a vote of ‘no confidence’ in his leadership of the Conservative Party – and of the Conservative government – but it’s not really enough.

The vote was split between 211 for the prime minister and 148 against. That’s just 31 more people for him than the number needed to gain a victory.

It is a much worse performance than Theresa May’s in 2018 – and she lasted just six months afterwards.

Where she won 63 per cent of the vote, Johnson could only scrape up 59 per cent.

The prime minister’s position will still be uncertain, going into the future. He’ll be asked to change his ways to a huge extent – and it is not certain that he is even capable of doing so.

And there’s the question of his breaking the Ministerial Code; the government’s anti-corruption champion has resigned, saying that Johnson was guilty of a breach that means he should resign too. A committee of MPs is set to examine whether he breached the Code over the next few months – and may compel him to resign as prime minister if they find against him.

The vote has also generated a huge amount of enmity between Conservative MPs.

BBC Newsnight’s political editor Nicholas Watt says supporters of Boris Johnson were intensely angry.

He reported that one ally of Johnson said his colleagues were “lying snakes” while another strong supporter said he could “throttle” those MPs who “want to hand our country to a coalition of Labour, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats”.

That’s not going to happen any time soon; the huge Tory majority in Parliament remains.

But no matter what the result, a shadow is hanging over the Conservative Party – and the Conservative government – and is likely to remain until the next general election at least.

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