Tonight was a big moment in the life of a big man. Tom Harris, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State has voted against a Government Three Line Whip for the first time. Harris' career seems to have taken a very interesting turn in the last few months. First, there was the hoo ha about single mothers and council flats. He wrote:
Teenage girls shouldn't be having underage sex. Why? Because it's wrong.
Teenage girls shouldn't choose to have babies as an alternative to getting an education and a career. Why? Because it's wrong.
Parents shouldn't teach their children that a lifetime on benefits is attractive or even acceptable. Why? Because it's wrong.
And now, Tom's attention has turned to freedom of speech and thought, (not something you would normally associate with New Labour)
Tonight for the first time he has voted against his own government.
You can read about it HERE
In the meantime I can only publicly wish you well and assert that you have served to bring the office of Member of Parliament into some repute. Not because you have done something with which I agree, but because you have made the transition from weathervane to signpost.
This song is for you.
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