The BBC finally catches up with Socialist Unity and has reported on the Armed Forces Bill.
There have been back bench calls to scrap the section that says deserters from the army are to face life imprisonment. LIFE for deserting! Jeez Loiuse!
Life for not killing people?!?
But we should all calm down because, according to the BBC, "Defence minister Tom Watson said life could apply only where desertion was "to avoid relevant service". " Unlike the deserting that allows you to go to Iraq and fight at same time?
This is grossly disproportionate and clearly part of cracking down on soldiers exercising their conscience.
Number of MPs that voted against life imprisonment = 19
Number of MPs that voted for life imprisonment = 442
When we have the list of 19 MPs we will be awarding medals...