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Why is the media getting this wrong?

They all seem to be reporting that Liberal Democrat delegates rebelled against supporting the NHS bill at their conference today.

This is wrong. They didn’t. They voted for the motion supporting the NHS reform bill.

They simply amended it to exclude a clause compelling their peers and MPs in parliament to support it.

They then passed the motion supporting the NHS bill.

Yes –  I agree you could argue that this means they actually managed to vote against supporting the NHS bill while at the same time voting for a motion supporting it. But then that’s the Lib Dems for you.

However, the truth is they voted to support the NHS bill.

How can so much of our media – including the BBC, the Guardian and the Huffington Post – be getting this wrong?


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