Had Doncaster MP forgotten how the poll tax originated?

When Ed Miliband voted for Oliver Letwin’s Brexit wrecking amendment last Saturday I wonder if he had quite forgotten that Letwin was the “brains” behind the Poll Tax?

Monday, 21st October 2019, 9:35 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 6:40 pm
Oliver Letwin

When Ed Miliband voted for Oliver Letwin’s Brexit wrecking amendment last Saturday I wonder if he had quite forgotten that Letwin was the “brains” behind the Poll Tax? Perhaps he just didn’t care.

By contrast, full marks to Caroline Flint for defying Momentum and not only voting against Letwin but also for speaking up from the back-benches on behalf of the majority of her constituents.

As long as she remains a Deputy Speaker we will have to continue to guess how Dame Rosie might or might not have voted.

Mick Andrews, Doncaster Out Group

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