For reasons lost in the mists of alcohol, I get the occasional e-mail from the Lib Dems telling about the all wonderful things they’ve been doing (yawn!), the latest is which comes – apparently – from the Emperor Ming himself…
I am shocked that the Labour and Conservative front benches in the Commons have joined forces to vote for a special exemption for MPs from the Freedom of Information Act. This brings Parliament into disrepute.
Liberal Democrats have led the opposition on the floor of the House of Commons and I have decided to launch a national petition so voters can show to the House of Lords (who debate the bill next), Gordon Brown and David Cameron how they feel.
Please visit www.ourcampaign.org.uk/foi to sign our petition and lobby a member of the House of Lords. Please also forward this email to your friends and colleagues.
Thank you for your support.
With best wishes
Follow the link, and you’ll find that Ming has a few suggestions as to how we can help defeat the bill.
1. Lobby a Lord
2. Link to their campaign website – they even have a nice animated gif for this purpose.
3. Help the LD’s to advertise – by donating money to the them…
4. Sign the petition on their website…
Sadly suggestion no. 5 doesn’t make the LD’s list…
5. Turn up in the House of Commons and vote against the fucking thing…
One thought on “Not much of an Emperor…”
Yep, item 5 a good un which 500 or so MPs ignored. It was very close if you take Labour out the the equation on this one. But the Tories split 21-4 I believe. And with one quarter of the Lib Dems piling in against there would have been just a vote or two in it.
Brown will sort this and there will certainly be no protection for wide MPs expenses.