In the wake of the row over an anti-upskirting bill and Chris Chope’s objection, we re-run the author’s 2016 piece calling on the Government to act.
Posts Tagged: Philip Hollobone MP
The County’s seven Conservative MPs are clear that the problems are “self inflicted” due to financial mismanagement. They need to encourage new people to become councillors.
Escape from the EU’s free trade rules gives us the opportunity to introduce a wide range of new welfare measures.
The current procedures are unsustainable, unbalanced and undemocratic.
Twenty five Tory MPs joined Labour and the SNP in opposing liberalisation, and provided the Government’s margin of defeat.
We’re bloody-minded, independent and stubborn at our best – it should perhaps be no surprise that we can be difficult to manage.
The decision represented a decisive endorsement of a particular plan – not a return to Tony Blair-style liberal internationalism.
The number was expected to be higher, but in the end the rebellion was smaller than anticipated.
The number of rebels has risen; it is concentrated among post-2005 intake Tories, and in seats that are either marginal or were until recently.
Election sketch: Northamptonshire Conservatives (including Mrs Bone) hope to persuade voters that UKIP is redundant
Peter Bone in Wellingborough, and Tom Pursglove in Corby, are campaigning on a staunchly Eurosceptic platform. Mrs Bone approves, but rather wishes it was all over.
More than eight out of ten people in North Northamptonshire want to quit the EU.
The Chief Constable of the British Transport Police has erred in deciding that these MPs cannot continue to serve in his force in a part-time role.
Plus: A masturbatory act of self-indulgence on a grand scale. And: The backbone of a goldfish and the principles of a harridan.
While the reshuffle dominated talk in the village, the Data Retention and Investigatory Bill was hurtling through the Commons.
He could have then called, and won, a second General Election. So why did he strike a deal with the Lib Dems?