Monday, 18 July 2016

Westminster this week - big debates on higher education + Trident + PMQs with a new PM

Today we have a vote on the renewal of Trident. I shall be voting in favour. I have been persuaded that our nuclear deterrent has kept us safe for a long time and that we should not abrogate the responsibility for our defence to others. For a fuller debate tune in at around 3:30-10pm today. The BBC take on the issue is here:

The Labour Party are split 3 ways on trident - in favour, against and abstain. The snp oppose, as they do everything. Not sure where the liberals are on this.
Tomorrow we have the debate on the higher education bill, with further debates later in the week. The highlight of the week will be PMQs with the new Prime Minister, Wednesday at 12.