The question was brought up unexpectedly at the Sub-Committee on Private Members’ Business on the day the government is set to release its budget for 2013, meaning newsrooms across the country are locked up.Oo. 'Unexpectedly'! And during the budget lock-up!
The sub-committee vote, believed to be at the instigation of the Prime Minister’s Office, was unanimous.
Fun, isn't it, when fetus fetishists -- themselves masters of sneaky, back-door tactics -- get a little payback.
Also. They're lying. I asked Kady O'Malley whether it was unexpected.
@fernhilldammit Well, I can't speak to the 'ominous'-ness of it all, bu the meeting was skedded two weeks ago.— kady o'malley (@kady) March 21, 2013
Indeed, she posted an alert this morning in her Orders of the Day and, in fact, covered it with the ensuring report here.
And here's Warawa himself alleging that democracy itself is in serious peril and vowing -- vowing I tell you! -- to take this all the way to the Supreme Court.
Well, no. But it may get very interesting.
From Kady's report:
In any case, Warawa has the right to appeal the decision of the subcommittee -- which, I'm told, he will all but certainly do -- by making the case for reconsideration before the full procedure and house affairs committee within five days of the subcommittee report being tabled thither.Secret ballot! Wot fun!
If he fails to persuade the committee to overturn the ruling, Warawa can put the question to the House of Commons as a whole -- provided, that is, that he has the support of at least five MPs -- by filing a motion with the speaker, who will then proceed to call for a vote, which is conducted via secret ballot over the next two days.