Mudcat Café message #1992380 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97079   Message #1992380
Posted By: The Shambles
10-Mar-07 - 05:45 AM
Thread Name: UK Licensing Act - another petition.
Subject: RE: UK Licensing Act - another petition.
(Which he rated top of his list of achievements in the House of Lords.)

It was a great disapointment when he sttod up in the Lords to announce that his side would still argue against many of the measures proposed but were going to vote with the Government.

For had he and the Lib Dem peers not supported the Government, the then Bill would not have become the current Act.

That would have been a far more effective way of protecting Morris dancing, sessions and many other things.

Did he explain why he did not take this course? One I feel that he could really have been proud of.

My understanding was that he regretted his actions, felt that he had been out manouvered and had obtained far more concessions than he actually had.