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Its the second call

Twas one of those things. We were all set up to have a vote on the adjournment, but had not been warned that the first vote was on that the vote be now put. That was not supposed to be a division, but noone had told me and the Nats.

I then asked who was running the second call. I was told that there were tellers so went into the Lobby. The tellers did not do the second call and lo and behold there was no vote and the second division was not called.

C'est la vie.

That's "proceedings in parliament" for you.

Next time David Howarth and I will whip the vote.


Anonymous said…
Avoid saying "twas", or "tis" for that matter John. Apart from that I couldn't understand what you were getting at, but that may just be me.
John Hemming said…
It is about the way votes are counted in the House of Commons.

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