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three-line whip

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See whip20c
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 6 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have issued three-line whips for party parliamentarians to be present in Lok Sabha on Monday.
New Delhi [India], Jan 6 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have issued three-line whips for party parliamentarians to be present in Lok Sabha on Monday.
Now, in response to a petition created in good faith by more than 120,000 people, they block their ears with three-line whips. They're damned if they see why they should take orders from us any more just because we pay their salaries.
Instead, with contempt for the will of the people whom so recently they wooed, all three principal party leaders imposed a three-line whip (translation: ''Elected representatives are there to rubber-stamp our decisions'').
The knowledge Mr Thomas is looking for goes something like this: MPs are voted into Parliament by the electorate, but once there are expected to toe the party line, hence the need for three-line whips and the exemption from the Freedom of Information Act.
As an Independent councillor myself, we are prepared to listen and raise all issues on behalf of the electorate, and not be tied into three-line whips and decisions made at group meetings of political parties.
There is the wisdom of not having three-line whips on these subjects in future.'
And Ken Clarke insisted: 'It would be very much easier to unite as a party if Iain Duncan Smith would refrain from imposing three-line whips on subjects which have always been left to the judgment of individual MPs.'