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18 May 2009 Blog Home : May 2009 : Permalink

Nailing Their Trousers To The Mast

Douglas Carswell MP has tabled his motion of No Confidence calling for the Speaker of the House of Commons to resign. As noted on his blog and elsewhere this is historic because it has never been done in over 300 years. Also worth noting is that he has 14 co-signatories including members of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties. The gang of 15 is:

For those counting that makes 3 Labour, and six each from the Lib Dems and Conservatives.

It might be a nice idea if UK readers contact their MP (either via the House of Commons (020 7219 3000 ) or Theyworkforyou) to suggest that they support this measure.