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Is she simply stupid - or merely following the party line blindly?
"The `enlightened' players now feel it's party line to say they'd be fine with it, which I think in itself is an advance," says Greenberg.
Walsall Council's controlling Tory group has reprieved three rebels whose defiance of the party line threatened the Tories' grip on power.
JUDI Hewitt of Rhyl states that any Lib Dem MPs opposed to the repeal (of the fox hunting ban) will have their party whips removed if they do not toe the party line. First of all there is no Lib Dem party line on Fox Hunting.
After three hours of objection from 35 residents and local councillors in relation to traffic, drainage, flooding, mining, safety, junction alterations, lack of local services and the departure from the Unitary Development Plan, the committee saw fit to recommend approval by voting purely on party lines with at least one councillor being coerced into following the party line despite indicating an intention to reject during discussion.
In Orwell's classic precautionary tale 1984, the hapless central character, Winston Smith, was employed by the totalitarian state's "Ministry of Truth." Smith's job was to scour the public statements made by Big Brother and "rectify" those that subsequently proved to be in error; he did this by excising the offending words from the database, reworking the public record to fit the current party line, and casting the offending comments down the "memory hole." In this way the Party and its embodiment, Big Brother, were always right.
If you don't hew to the party line, you get the Fortuyn treatment.
Within days, Nader had received expressions of support from activists in at least eighteen states, including New Mexico and Alaska, where there are already strong Green parties; Pennsylvania, where the Consumer Party line could be available; and Wisconsin, where some members of the New Progressive Party want him on their ballot.
Summary: Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 16 (ANI): After stirring a huge controversy for calling Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "true patriot", Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur retracted her remarks and said, "party line is my line".
But we would like to know exactly what trade-offs were done within the Wirral Lib-Dem group to allow six councillors who voted against their party line to carry on more or less unscathed.
Even before the conference began, the pro-extortion party line was being laid out and reinforced by, naturally, the Council on Foreign Relations, which the Washington Post's Richard Harwood once accurately described as "the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States." This was apparent, for example, in an August 17th Boston Globe column, entitled "Date With a Dictator: Negotiating with North Korea is an unattractive option--but the only good one," by Lee Feinstein, the CFR's director for strategic policy.
I am not a member of any political party, and admire MSPs who choose to state their own views rather than toe the party line. But it seems Canavan is just like the rest.