We first noticed its use in March 2015 when time to debate a so-called "Mayfair tax loophole" expired after William Hague wasted time airing a Tory plot to oust the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.
However since that time the Tories have successfully won the May 2015 election and have been able to ditch coalition partners the Liberal Democrats; that means they have had many things their own way; when they have not they have either scrapped planned votes or allowed one of their M.P.s to run off at the mouth with a filibuster.
Those members of the electorate in the U.K. who still believe the Tory Party is honourable need to think again.
In late October the Mail Online reported "Attempts to get carers free hospital parking are talked down in Tory filibuster – with one MP launching into a 90-MINUTE speech." Philip Davies and Tory colleagues spoke for total of 170 minutes to avoid a vote.
And it is not the only filibuster to negatively affect the N.H.S.
The latest filibuster prevented the Off-Patent Drugs Bill getting the Common's time needed.
It is not a bill supported by the Tories; that means it has limited time in the House before it must be shelved.
So when Alistair Burt, a Conservative health minister began his interminable talk in the Commons it was for a reason and that reason was to scupper the bill
The Independent reports "A Conservative health minister has deliberately blocked a new law to provide cheap and effective drugs for the NHS by championing medicines whose patents have expired. Alistair Burt spoke for nearly half an hour to “filibuster” the proposed Off-Patent Drugs Bill, a plan that had cross-party support from backbenchers."
The bill would have surely led to a wider range of treatments for patients but the profits for drug companies may not have been so huge.
Proponents, including charities, say the bill would open up a range of treatments for diseases such as breast cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s – and save the NHS millions of pounds.
Perhaps the "Nasty Party, a.k.a. the Tories need a new party slogan - Profit before People?
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