Guy Herbert wrote:
Andy Burnham MP put in an appearance, and was involved in a lengthy question and answer session. He gets full marks for bravery, though his arguments are still rather weak for an informed audience. (One wonders whether the Home Office briefings he receives are adequate. Are junior ministers being treated like pawns in true Sir Humphrey style?)
Did you send him my regards?
I suspect from his attempts to avoid the question in Bristol that he's been given 2+ 'party-line' speeches to memorise for each of the more obvious aspects of the Bill.
It is good to know that the Governement is finally beginning to acknowledge that there is opposition and it must be faced. A clear sign we are gaining ground, I'd suggest.
All Government acknowledgements of problems with the scheme are given grudgingly ie. we may be on the verge of massive media interest.
Proceedings were recorded, and selected highlights may be available on the website in due course.
Excellent! Nice work!