... we had our first firm indication that Tony Blair/s Labour party would be far more conservative than the one led by Neil Kinnock and the recently-deceased John Smith. From the Liberal Democrat press release:
The Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesman, Matthew Taylor MP, has
co-tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons today with Sir John
Hannam (Conservative), Jerry Hayes (Conservative) and Cynog Dafis (Plaid
Cymru) slamming the Labour front bench for their decision not to back an
amendment to the Finance Bill on Tuesday which would lower VAT on energy
saving materials to 8%.