Widely reported was her vote for people to be held without charge for 42 days in the name of freedom and justice. What a wonderful idea, held without knowing the reason by a country that has no terrorist problem to speak of, certainly far less than the 80's and 90's. The really strange thing is that there was little press coverage locally...
Two days earlier, Widdecombe had voted against the climate change bill. Her stance on what the UK should do about emissions is utterly immoral - i.e. nothing. In a letter to me she stated that the UK should not make any cuts as there was no point until the world acted as a whole. That's what we need, great leadership...
So because of our politician's dislike of humanity, we are served by someone who votes against freedom in the UK and against the UK showing leadership in the most urgent crisis the world has ever seen. Remember, this year it is predicted that ships will be able to sail right to the North Pole for the first time ever.
Finally, the Independent reports on the MPs with investments in Zimbabwe. I need to check the state of Kent County Council's investments but they certainly has £70m invested in companies that are proping up Mugabe's regime. The Conservatives... why?
This is a summary from They Work For You:
How Ann Widdecombe voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament. votes, speeches
- Voted moderately against introducing a smoking ban. votes, speeches
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes, speeches
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes, speeches
- Voted strongly against introducing student top-up fees. votes, speeches
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes, speeches
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes, speeches
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes, speeches
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes, speeches
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes, speeches
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes, speeches
And this is a useful record from the Guardian.