Does Lynne Featherstone really care about poverty?


Lynne Featherstone is the MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and is the Dim Lebs' spokesman on International Development. Today, there was an important debate in the House (Conservative-led) on tackling poverty, but she was no-where to be seen, leaving her colleague David Laws sitting there like a lemon. Where was she? Lunching in Highgate? Politcking in Southall? Campaigning, it would appear, takes precedence over the relief of poverty. Featherstone, though, as we all know, has no shame!

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8 comments:

Newmania said...

You are a remorseless fighter Hunter , a pitiless fiend .

Darkersideofbridgetjones said...

You are right. she's a totally bag puss.

Norfolk Blogger said...

And the dabate on poverty was related to international development or UK poverty ?

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

What's your point? You saying that international poverty is more important than poverty here in the UK? If so, does Featherstone tell her voters living in Wood Green about this, I wonder?

Jonny Wright said...

I've just checked it out on Parliament's website. The debate was on poverty in the UK rather than internationally.

The relevance, Hunter? Lynne Featherstone is Lib Dem Shadow Secretary for International Development - so her main job, within the Parliamentary party, is to be a spokesman on the issues affecting developing world. It's not that the Lib Dems don't care about poverty in the UK, it's just that it's not Lynne Featherstone's job to represent the party on the subject.

If you read through Hansard, you'll note that there were oral questions on international development that same morning, and Lynne was there in Parliament speaking on behalf of the Lib Dems.

electro-kevin said...

In truth does anyone really care about poverty ?

We'd all rather spend our money of fashion, drink and fun.

Anonymous said...

Lynne was probably too busy rolling around naked in her huge wads of cash at home to give a toss about this debate.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps she should've taken a jolly to Rwanda.
I'm sure constituents are better served when they see the face of their representative on TV than on the doorstep.
Your narcissistic introspection is childish, when you admit the folly of your petty vices you'll have something more worthwhile to say.