Scots born Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP for Bridgwater & Somerset West, failed to discharge his primary duty to represent his Constituents in Parliament today by deliberately absenting himself from the Commons, recalled to debate military action against ISIS.
Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP for Bridgwater & Somerset West
Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green & Bow, resigned from her post as shadow education minister in order to abstain from voting on HM Government’s motion to deal with the threat from ISIS, the crux of which is as follows:
“Accordingly supports Her Majesty’s Government, working with allies, in supporting the Government of Iraq in protecting civilians and restoring its territorial integrity, including the use of UK air strikes to support Iraqi, including Kurdish, security forces’ efforts against ISIL in Iraq;”
Rushnara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green & Bow
HERE IS A LINK TO A REPORT OF HER ABSTENTION: http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/bethnal_green_and_bow_mp_rushanara_ali_quits_shadow_cabinet_over_iraq_vote_1_3785617
It is reasonable to ask whether a person whose chosen national identity is English, who is loyal to England and her people would have acted as these two “English MPs” [to use the BBC’s misleading description] have done?
On the crude evidence of the Commons Division over this motion [a majority of 481 on a turnout of 87% ie 567 out of 650 MPs], the answer would appear to be a resounding “NO”!
The best people to represent England and her interests are the English!