Friday, 6 March 2009

Labour MP: The party can’t let go of power

That was what Labour’s Sherwood MP Paddy Tipping told Lobbydog when we were chatting about Regional Select Committees.

“All Governments that are in power find it difficult to let go of the reins and give up the control,” he said frankly.

To his credit he told me he thought the opposition had a fair point about the political make up of the committees.

He said there was a case for reviewing rules so that those regions which did not have a Labour majority in Parliament would also not have one on their committee.

The fact that he is prepared to admit what the Government hasn’t is striking.

2 comments:

Oldrightie said...

He might even join the "Frank Field List". That rare breed of honest Socialists. So tainted are they that is almost an oxymoron.

an ex-apprentice said...

Isn't it though? In fact it's more than simply striking, it's totally bloody incredible.

But then, after 12 long years maybe I'm just punch drunk.

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