Irony of the Heseltine ‘punishment’

HeseltineIt is not all that long ago when the Liberal Democrats and the Tories were voting together on many things officially, and yet now to vote for the Lib Dems means that a Tory Peer will lose his party whip. In any case this means not just that the Tories don’t want to endorse Michael Heseltine but also that he is no longer able to speak on their behalf and so they are in effect rejecting him. The odd thing is that apparently MPs like Maria Caulfield who have admitted in public they won’t vote for the Tories and numerous Councillors and even local party chair people that they will vote for The Brexit Party or UKIP are all apparently not at risk of losing their party whip. Even Councillors like Andrew Wealls who is a Tory Councillor for Central Hove has admitted on facebook that he will vote Lib Dem. Meanwhile in the House of Commons and House of Lords Tories are clearly voting against the party policy when it comes to Brexit. There is a similar level of chaos in the Labour Party where their loss of support is coming largely from people who are pro Brexit and pro Remain. It appears as though the party system is beginning to collapse which in many senses is a very good thing. The real question apart from what will happen next in the Brexit discussions is what will happen next with the Party systems and indeed who will get the credit or blame for the collapse? May or Cameron?

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I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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