Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Will the real Mr Henry Smith MP please stand up
It seems that things are not quite what they seem with that non-existent rebellion over upping the British contribution to the IMF bail-out fund. One of the Tory MPs named by Tim Montgomerie on his list is the not very well known Henry Smith, MP for Crawley. Yet, if we go through the list in Hansard, we find that Henry Smith is there among the Ayes as well as among the Noes. Could there be two Henry Smiths in the House of Commons? Well, errm, no. It would appear that Mr Smith decided to go through both lobbies in order to show that he was actually abstaining. In other words he voted Aye before he voted No. ConHome please take note.