Linda McQuaig and an MP's right to independence -

Linda McQuaig and an MP’s right to independence

Are we really all ready to accept differences of opinion?


Greg Fingas chastises those who would fuss over the differences between the views of Thomas Mulcair and Linda McQuaig on tax policy.

Simply put, there’s absolutely no contradiction between:
– a party leader promising that a given policy that will form part of the party’s platform; and
– a candidate holding the personal opinion that a particular different policy would produce superior outcomes, while nonetheless supporting the party in general.

So how should this principle be applied to Conservative MPs who want to see restrictions placed on access to abortion?