The ballot for the private members bills had only 24 bills in it this week. Previous ones had 38, 47, and 40.
Why? Because only one Labour MP’s bill was in the ballot. Normally they have 17 – 20.
Trevor blogs on Red Alert:
As may be obvious we are having a crack at getting Darren’s bill up here
I am sceptical about this explanation, and wonder if the truth might be that someone fucked up and forgot to resubmit the bills.
If Trevor is telling the truth, then they should sack whomever came up with the idea of only putting Darren’s in there. Here’s why.
In all the other ballots, the chance of Darren’s bill being selected for a spot is around 2.5% and the chance of a Labour bill being selected around 40% to 50%.
Under this cunning plan, Darren’s chances do increase – from 2.5% to 4%, but Labour’s overall chances plummet from near 50% to also 4%.
Is that not the stupidest cunning plan since Baldrick?
So I don’t know what the reality is. Is Trevor telling the truth and Labour implemented a moronic strategy of not entering the ballot just to lift Darren’s chances from 2.5% to 4.0%, or is Trevor covering up for a fuck up?Tags: Darren Hughes, Labour, private members bills, Trevor Mallard