Today George Osborne tabled a formal request for urgent debate on the Budget,and the Speaker wisely granted it for tomorrow.
Nigel Griffiths, Labour MP, raised a bogus point of order, complaining about just how many Conservative MPs had “piled into the Chamber” to suppoprt this request. Nigel, it is called Parliamentary democracy. It used to be automatic that we had a long debate on budget proposals. Are you so out of touch? Is Labour now the enemy of democracy? Why did we have to ask for what is the nation’s right?