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The Duel: Should party whips be abolished?

The whips in parliament are MPs and lords appointed by the party leaders to organise parliamentary business and to ensure that MPs and lords vote according to the leaderships’ wishes.

Should party whips be abolished?  

 

Julian Baggini is a philosopher and co-founder of “The Philosophers’ Magazine.” Hs book, “The Edge of Reason: A Rational Sceptic in an Irrational World” has just been published

yesduelParliamentary democracy in our country is suffering a crisis of legitimacy. Support for mainstream parties is at an all-time low and the opposition has a leader whom 80 per cent of its MPs don’t support. There…

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