Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Iain Duncan Smith - Point of Order - Money to Northern Ireland.

After the 42 day vote was complete Iain Duncan Smith raised a Point of Order. He asked the Speaker if the Alistair Darling would make a statement tomorrow about any emergency amendments made to the budget to give money to Northern Ireland. I'm not sure but I think IDS said the figure was £1.2bn. Wow. UPDATE: The figure being mentioned is £200m.

Gordon Brown may have won today's vote, but I think he has done himself a whole lot of damage to secure that victory. If it is proved that he has given a massive bribe to the DUP, he will never recover.

Watch this space.

The list of rebels from the Guardian:

Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington)
Richard Burden (Birmingham Northfield)
Katy Clark (Ayrshire North & Arran)
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead)
Frank Cook (Stockton North)
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North)
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Andrew Dismore (Hendon)
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras)
David Drew (Stroud)
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central)
Paul Flynn (Newport West)
Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow)
Ian Gibson (Norwich North)
Roger Godsiff (Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath)
John Grogan (Selby)
Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney)
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall)
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North)
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate)
Lynne Jones (Birmingham Selly Oak)
Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool Walton)
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington)
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock)
Bob Marshall-Andrews (Medway)
Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Chris Mullin (Sunderland South)
Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West)
Gordon Prentice (Pendle)
Linda Riordan (Halifax)
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South)
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury)
David Winnick (Walsall North)
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen)


Brian said...

So that's £2.7 billion to salvage the 10p fiasco vote, £200 million to win the 42 day vote: how much more money will Gordon find down the side of Tony's sofa?

Daily Referendum said...


It could be more. No doubt some angry rebel will spill the beans.

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