Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Unsurprisingly, given the Conservative Party's conversion to the cause, the Identity Card Bill passed its second reading easily by 385 votes to 93. The main feature of this vote was the failure of many Tory and Labour MPs to show up at all. Rather unsurprisingly a significant number of these are known to be opposed to this Bill. So much for conviction politics.