Tories’ latest Commons strategy: run away

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It’s not the first time it’s been said and it certainly won’t be the last: you couldn’t make it up – the Tories’ latest tactic for taking on Labour in the House of Commons is: running away.

runaway.gifLabour won votes in Parliament on tuition fees and pay for nurses – sadly, non-binding ‘Opposition Day’ motions – unanimously. Because the DUP had announced it was going to back the motions, so the Tories just ran for cover.

Not only that, but Theresa May has taken the extraordinary step of telling Tory MPs not to vote against any Labour motions for the entire two years of this Parliamentary session – which is two years long only because May is terrified she won’t get the traditional yearly Queen’s Speech past Parliament if she has one next year.

It was a move that even the mainstream media described as ‘humiliating’. Because it…

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