Chris Huhne has ordered a private inquiry into which fossil fuel lobbyists \”got to\” the Conservative MEPs who defied David Cameron and voted down an ambitious carbon emissions target in the European parliament on 5 July.
\”I have asked for a full analysis of what happened,\” said the energy and climate change minister, speaking at an event in parliament. \”We thought the vote was going to be close, but it was not close. We want to see which lobby groups managed to get to the MEPs.\”
Elected representatives could only, possibly, vote against your desires if they were got at, eh?
No possibility at all that they could just think your desires and plans are shite then? This of course being the point of this whole representative democracy thing, that the executive is indeed held to account, constrained, by the peoples\’ representatives?
\”I\’m happy for Huhne to investigate whatever the hell he likes. I just wish he\’d spend more time investigating the huge economic damage that his green policies will do,\” said Tory MEP and climate sceptic Roger Helmer. He added: \”The prime minister is in no position to \’bring Conservative MEPs into line\’. I vote in what I conceive to be the best interests of my country and my constituents: the party whip comes a poor third.\”