THE MPS WHO VOTED AGAINST WAR
John Mc Donnell
Plus: Rushanara Ali (Formal abstention)
Angus Brendan McNeill
I believe Plaid's Elfyn Llawyd was absent whilst one of the SNP MPs acted as teller.
Naturally the Media concentrated on "Gorgeous George" Galloway and it would be nice for us to see the more thoughtful contribution from the Plaid anad SNP Benches..
The Medias also kept referring to those who voted No to bombing as "Rebels" but only Labour,Tories and Liberal Democrats were such . The others were reflecting Party policy.
But once again Plaid, SNP Green and SDLP prove the need for closer cooperation between themselves and as I have argued before it would be advantageous for this to be more formal.
In particular it is surely time for the SDLP to break its pact with UK Labour and join in Progressive Nation list/Green alliance