From the daily archives:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

#748: 1984, Billy Bragg, Island of No Return

August 29, 2013

I am still a little in shock about the outcome of the Government’s motion on Syria tonight.  It has to be remembered this was the weaker of two planned votes – Ed Miliband’s brave stance yesterday forcing the postponement of the actual war vote until next week, after the UN weapons inspectors’ report on Sunday. […]

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Syria: When Two Tribes Disagree Over Going To War….

August 29, 2013

As I write this news has come through that the government has lost its motion on Iraq, 285-272.  This is the first motion, of course – not the promised second one that would actually authorise intervention.  Given how David Cameron has behaved over the last few days – the arrogance, the tantrums (briefing that Ed […]

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The Secret MP #5: The Winds of War

August 29, 2013

You can call me Keith. I am a Lib-Dem MP. And I’m hiding in a toilet. Yes, that’s right, I write this from the toilets nearest my office in Norman Shaw North, Westminster. I suppose I’m doing that thing which many parents of young children do – I know I did when Lloyd and George […]

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