Engagements

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 28th March 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Menzies Campbell Menzies Campbell Leader of the Liberal Democrats 11:30 am, 28th March 2007

If the Prime Minister will not answer that question, perhaps I might try another. After last week's Budget, does he accept that those earning less than £18,500 a year who are not eligible for tax credits will have to pay an increase in income tax? How fair is that?

Annotations

Jason Graham
Posted on 12 Apr 2007 10:59 pm (Report this annotation)

Regarding the claim that Blair does not answer questions directly: to partisan questions he gives partisan answers... and should we doubt that Cameron will do differently when he takes office?

Mark Bestford
Posted on 13 Apr 2007 10:25 am (Report this annotation)

Unfortunately not. One of the things I hate the most about politics is the cross floor bickering. It's worse than a school playground.

What do I want from a politician? The truth, simple as that. No spin, no obfuscation. Add to that I want politicians to actually admit that just because an idea comes from the other side of the house it does not make that idea any less relevant. I've seen too many good ideas shot down simply because the person chairing the debate is from the opposite side of the house. No single party holds all the answers and it's time they stopped this party bickering and accepted that every single MP is there for the same reason, to represent their constituents and not whichever lobbying group will donate the most money to the party coffers.