After most Labour MPs abstained today on an SNP motion to scrap the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system, Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke thundered that any MP who abstained on such an important matter was not fit to hold office:
On national security: any MP who abstains on #Trident vote isn't fit to hold office. You either want to defend UK or not. No voice, no trust
— Alec Shelbrooke MP (@AlecShelbrooke) November 24, 2015
Which is a bit strange.
Because as recently as January this year, Shelbrooke himself
didn’t even bother to turn up to abstained in a vote on Trident renewal (TheyWorkForYou):
And in 2014, Shelbrooke also abstained in another important vote concerning national security, the vote on airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq:
It must be hard to keep track of your values when you have so many…