Monday, February 18, 2008
Cameron Should Table a No Confidence Vote
Tabling a vote of no confidence in a government is something an Opposition should do very sparingly. But if now is not that time, I don't know what is. As far as I can recall, David Cameron hasn't tabled one in his two years as leader. It wouild give him the chance to explain why this government doesn't deserve to remain in office, and it would get a lot of media coverage - something rare for any parliamentary debate. He would lose the vote, of course - but so what? Holding the government to account is what an Opposition is supposed to do - and there is no better way of doing that at the moment than tabling a vote of no confidence.