DUP pact already wobbling as govt agrees NI abortion deal to avert QSpeech defeat

The SKWAWKBOX

Jeremy Corbyn’s amendment on Wednesday to the Tories’ Queen’s Speech was both intelligent and right.

By proposing the lifting of the cap on the pay of public sector employees – including the firefighters, police and NHS staff who have won universal acclaim in the recent terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, he forced the Conservatives to choose between their narrow party interest to cling to power and the wellbeing and fair treatment of millions of hard-working public servants.

The Tories chose party interest. Of course.

An amendment today was equally well chosen. Stella Creasy’s proposal to put Northern Irish women on equal footing with those in the rest of the UK as regards abortion – currently NI women pay around £1400 to come to Britain for abortions – is fair but also put the Tories in a bind.

And they folded. Knowing that more than enough Tory MPs were…

View original post 297 more words

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s