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5/10/2005

A Parliamentary First

Am blogging from my blackberry in the House where I have just voted for our non-confidence motion. The Libs are trying hard to play this down. They have two cabinet ministers out, Efford and Cotler. We'll win, but they'll claim it's non confidence.

Pretty unhappy campers over there! They can't believe that there iron grip on power and pocketnooks might be loosed. Kilgour just voted with the Libs. Hmmm. 153 to 150. We win!
monte solberg from the House of Commons
This is likely the first time in British Parliamentary history that a sitting member has published from the floor of the House of Commons as a government clutches, illegitimately, to power. The spelling can be cleaned up later...

(Hattip: Ben at the Tiger)

A reader sends me my friend Professor Andrew Heard's more learned take on the nature of confidence votes which can be read here.