Oh dear, it looks like Holly Walker has been muzzled by her own party simply because debate on the bill has run away from her… and she can’t catch up.
Yep, Metiria has taken over. It’s no surprise as Walker has done a woeful job of putting together consensus from other parties on this issue. When the bill was pulled from the ballot, Walker had the best start possible with the PM saying:
“I’m fundamentally not opposed to a bill that might register what lobbyists are up to”
It has become increasingly clear that it is a crap bill and Walker has no idea how to balance different parties’ amendments to make it a better bill. It means that Labour have turned on her and the bill will die a horrible death unless someone uses some real political skill,
The irony of the situation is that Walker needs to learn some good old fashioned lobbying skills. Perhaps she could go have a chat to Jordan Williams and Mark Unsworth who can school her up on how to work with others for the greater good.