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(It’s not satire – it’s the Lib Dems!)

Yesterday in the House of Lords just one Liberal Democrat peer out of 58 voted in the House of Lords for an amendment which would have prevented the abolition of agricultural wages committees in England.

This is the body which ensured decent wages for the poorest rural workers in England.

Farm workers from the Unite union had warned peers that agreeing to abolish the committees would see wages and conditions for the poorest farm workers ‘plummet’.

Of course, an awful lot of Tory peers are rural landowners who are employers of farm workers themselves so clearly they were just voting in line with their own narrow financial self-interests.

But I wonder what the Liberal Democrats’ excuse is?

Any ideas?


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