News has it that the debate on an EU Referendum is moving on, with a Vote expected in the Commons on Monday, but all 3 major parties are reportedly ordering their MPs to vote against it. Both Cameron and Miliband have told their MPs to do as their told, and lets face it, Clegg is going to do perform as Cameron tells him to. The reasoning being that it is “bad timing” but then again, when is good timing?
The Euro is in crisis, it could just be a good time for the government to test if, when its discussing bailouts and the impact, of it has the backing of the people. I think this vote should go ahead, and MPs should be given a free vote. There is always going to be an excuse not to, and if the Government can spend money in having a separate vote for Police commissioners, then they could do this too (maybe combine then and improve turnout).
There are a number of MPs whoa re already saying they would be prepared to ignore the whips, and I think they should!