Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Govt wins both votes on 'need for a father'
RESULT VOTE No1 217-292 maj 75
RESULT VOTE No2 222-290 maj 68
I shall be posting here as things develop this afternoon.
Ian Duncan Smith's speech was very well crafted and delivered, especially in its peroration, though still dogged by his 'frog'
Dawn Primiarolo gave an assured, impassioned and spirited performance - by far the best I have seen from her
Evan Harris as good and lucid as always
John Bercow gave his usual performance in intervening helpfully on speeches on his own bench
Good speeches by a number of Labour MP's, especially Chris Bryant.
Of the antis Geraldine Smith (Lab) was infuriating opining that discriminatory treatment was 'just common sense' - lost count of how often she repeated that particular mantra but also said that Lancashire Lesbians were 'more down to earth' than Lesbians elsewhere......