Project Cameron RIP: more Tory MPs vote AGAINST than vote for equal marriage

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2013

David Cameron deserves a lot of credit for the stance he’s taken on equal marriage. But in addition to the principle, there was also calculation: he wanted to project an image of a modern Tory party, at ease with the the society it seeks to represent. Unfortunately for him he didn’t quite reckon on his [...]

++ The ayes have it! Equal marriage approved with 225 vote majority

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2013

The BBC reports: MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the government’s legislation for same-sex marriage in England and Wales. At the conclusion of the Commons’ first opportunity to debate the The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, MPs voted by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, in favour of the legislation. It’s estimated some [...]

Today’s Link-Love: February 5, 2013

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Not the Treasury view…: Prospects for the UK economy: NIESR's February 2013 forecast The UK econ will grow 0.7% in 2013, 1.5% in 2014 > Prospects for the UK economy: NIESR’s February (…)

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