Thursday, 22 January 2015

UKIP MPs cast deciding votes on bill to outlaw wind turbine subsidies

UKIP's two MPs cast the deciding votes in a 10 minute rule bill yesterday to outlaw state subsidies for wind turbines.

Had it not been for Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless, the bill would have been rejected and an opportunity to stop the wasteful subsidy of windmills for rich landowners and big multi-national corporations would have been missed. The bill passed by 59 votes to 57.

10 minute rule bills are heard after PMQs when most MPs are in the Commons but only 116 MPs remained. Mark Reckless had to try 5 times yesterday during PMQs to ask David Cameron why he wouldn't take part in TV debates because MPs were noisily groaning to drown him out. It would appear that MPs are worried about UKIP upsetting their cosy consensus and this is their childish response.