Labour Ministers Campaign against Labour Government Policy
The idea that a Labour Government minister responsible for the policy on maternity services would actually campaign against the outcome of his own policy is quite surreal.
There was another symptom of this disconnection between policies of the government and the policies argued for by Labour MPs on Planning during the Xmas adjournment debate. It is no good criticising the planning appeal process if the government is actually trying to reduce the democratic element.
The question that Labour need to answer is "who is running the government if you are not".
This is an important issue in politics as if those who are in a position to change policy don't support the policy then what is the sense of putting them in that position.