Basildon and Billericay MP Baron abstains in vote over petrol price hike

Basildon Recorder: Tory rebel John Baron Tory rebel John Baron

TORY backbencher John Baron has once again rebelled against his party over a potential rise in petrol prices.

A 3p increase in fuel duty would not help hard-pressed families and businesses who are already “struggling” in the tough economic climate according to the Basildon and Billericay MP.

Labour’s bid to delay the January increase until at least April was defeated by 282 votes to 234 in the House of Commons on night, Monday.

In total, nine Tories abstained from the vote, including Mr Baron and Clacton MP Douglas Carswell.

Other south Essex Conservatives Stephen Metcalfe, Mark Francois, Jackie Doyle-Price, Mark Francois, Rebecca Harris, David Amess and James Duddridge all voted in favour of the rise.

Although he abstained from the vote, Mr Baron said he “welcomes” the fact petrol is now 10p a litre lower than it would have been under Labour.

He said: “But I think more should be done to help both families, and indeed households and businesses who are struggling in this difficult economic environment.

“I have lobbied hard behind the scenes with the Chancellor against these increases. I was not going to vote with Labour, but abstaining was the best way of showing one’s dissatisfaction with Government policy.

“I understand they are in a state of listening and my hope is they will listen when it comes to the autumn statement - I’m told they have taken this message on board.

“If a few of us abstain, hopefully it concentrates the mind even further.”

Mr Baron said he can also “look any minister in the eye with a clear conscience” if he is asked where the money could come from in place of a fuel rise, suggesting a cut in money paid out to the EU.

Earlier this month he, along with the 53 fellow rebels, voted to defeat the Government in its bid for a freeze in the UK’s budget contribution to the EU.

However, Monday night’s vote is not the first time Mr Baron has defied the party line in recent months.

This year he has also voted against the party over Army cuts and the EU referendum.

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10:38am Tue 13 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

if he really wants to rebel he should've voted against it
if he really wants to rebel he should've voted against it Eric Whim
  • Score: 2

11:22am Tue 13 Nov 12

asbo industries inc says...

nobody said clearing up labour's gargantuan mess would win any popularity awards...
nobody said clearing up labour's gargantuan mess would win any popularity awards... asbo industries inc
  • Score: -2

11:30am Tue 13 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Eric Whim wrote:
if he really wants to rebel he should've voted against it
If he had the balls he would vote against - what did Amess do or did he have a cold?
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: if he really wants to rebel he should've voted against it[/p][/quote]If he had the balls he would vote against - what did Amess do or did he have a cold? Olivia2847
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11:32am Tue 13 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Eric Whim wrote:
if he really wants to rebel he should've voted against it
If he had the balls he would vote against - what did Amess do or did he have a cold?
Just noted spineless Amess voted for, but with a cosy flat in town as well as his pad in Leigh he doesn't give a flying fluck!
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: if he really wants to rebel he should've voted against it[/p][/quote]If he had the balls he would vote against - what did Amess do or did he have a cold?[/p][/quote]Just noted spineless Amess voted for, but with a cosy flat in town as well as his pad in Leigh he doesn't give a flying fluck! Olivia2847
  • Score: 1

12:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?
I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ? Olivia2847
  • Score: 5

12:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?
I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ? Olivia2847
  • Score: 2

12:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Lastlaugh... says...

Rebelling by abstaining.. Is this double speak?
Rebelling by abstaining.. Is this double speak? Lastlaugh...
  • Score: 3

1:00pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

Lastlaugh... wrote:
Rebelling by abstaining.. Is this double speak?
I wonder if he was actually there for the vote and was seen to be not voting by his lords and masters or whether he stayed at home and abstained that way?
[quote][p][bold]Lastlaugh...[/bold] wrote: Rebelling by abstaining.. Is this double speak?[/p][/quote]I wonder if he was actually there for the vote and was seen to be not voting by his lords and masters or whether he stayed at home and abstained that way? Eric Whim
  • Score: 1

1:09pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Eric Whim wrote:
Lastlaugh... wrote:
Rebelling by abstaining.. Is this double speak?
I wonder if he was actually there for the vote and was seen to be not voting by his lords and masters or whether he stayed at home and abstained that way?
Sorry EW what are I trying to say here?
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lastlaugh...[/bold] wrote: Rebelling by abstaining.. Is this double speak?[/p][/quote]I wonder if he was actually there for the vote and was seen to be not voting by his lords and masters or whether he stayed at home and abstained that way?[/p][/quote]Sorry EW what are I trying to say here? Olivia2847
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1:11pm Tue 13 Nov 12

knobwash says...

Typical gutless Baron. A famous military saying Lead. Follow or just get out of the way. baron does nothing. He is pretty sharp at manipulating his expenses and not revealing any information on them
Typical gutless Baron. A famous military saying Lead. Follow or just get out of the way. baron does nothing. He is pretty sharp at manipulating his expenses and not revealing any information on them knobwash
  • Score: 1

1:19pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Nebs says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?
Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?[/p][/quote]Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website. Nebs
  • Score: 2

1:29pm Tue 13 Nov 12

asbo industries inc says...

Nebs wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?
Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.
metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?[/p][/quote]Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.[/p][/quote]metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind asbo industries inc
  • Score: -1

1:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Lastlaugh... says...

All politicians are born hypocrites, they arrive screaming into the world and then complain about the noise!
All politicians are born hypocrites, they arrive screaming into the world and then complain about the noise! Lastlaugh...
  • Score: 0

2:58pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

A cowards way out!

We shall see who is the winner at the next general election.

And that is another reason that the Police Elections should be non politically aligned candidates. Because politicians are back stabbing barstools.
A cowards way out! We shall see who is the winner at the next general election. And that is another reason that the Police Elections should be non politically aligned candidates. Because politicians are back stabbing barstools. Brunning999
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

asbo industries inc wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?
Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.
metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind
As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse!
[quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?[/p][/quote]Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.[/p][/quote]metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind[/p][/quote]As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse! Olivia2847
  • Score: 3

10:30pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?
Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.
metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind
As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse!
That could have something to do with all the racism and bigotry posted under that story by this websites resident nazi contingent.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?[/p][/quote]Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.[/p][/quote]metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind[/p][/quote]As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse![/p][/quote]That could have something to do with all the racism and bigotry posted under that story by this websites resident nazi contingent. Shoebury_Cyclist
  • Score: 0

3:14pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?
Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.
metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind
As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse!
That could have something to do with all the racism and bigotry posted under that story by this websites resident nazi contingent.
Accepted with regret SC ...
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?[/p][/quote]Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.[/p][/quote]metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind[/p][/quote]As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse![/p][/quote]That could have something to do with all the racism and bigotry posted under that story by this websites resident nazi contingent.[/p][/quote]Accepted with regret SC ... Olivia2847
  • Score: 0

9:50pm Wed 14 Nov 12

asbo industries inc says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?
Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.
metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind
As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse!
That could have something to do with all the racism and bigotry posted under that story by this websites resident nazi contingent.
Accepted with regret SC ...
no prizes for guessing who got the thread shut down then.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?[/p][/quote]Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.[/p][/quote]metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind[/p][/quote]As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse![/p][/quote]That could have something to do with all the racism and bigotry posted under that story by this websites resident nazi contingent.[/p][/quote]Accepted with regret SC ...[/p][/quote]no prizes for guessing who got the thread shut down then. asbo industries inc
  • Score: 0

12:32am Thu 15 Nov 12

Lastlaugh... says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?
Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.
metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind
As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse!
That could have something to do with all the racism and bigotry posted under that story by this websites resident nazi contingent.
Where 'Son of stropmag, stropmag,
alexhind, aint it the truth' on that thread?
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I feel that the Turd Hanningfied case should be open for comment also or is the Pipe and Slippers afraid of all the negative comments that they will receive ?[/p][/quote]Yes, and the Margaret Moran story in the National News section of this website.[/p][/quote]metal health issues as in blackadder's 2 pencils shoved up the nose or ernest saunders' alzheimer. mind you that hat does indicate she was not entirely of sound mind[/p][/quote]As well as this I see Noddy the Editor has closed down the Poppy Box theft story as well. Full story in tomorrow's Pipe and Slippers Gazette - my arse![/p][/quote]That could have something to do with all the racism and bigotry posted under that story by this websites resident nazi contingent.[/p][/quote]Where 'Son of stropmag, stropmag, alexhind, aint it the truth' on that thread? Lastlaugh...
  • Score: 0

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