are an all-star line-up of earlymusic players who have performed at London's South Bank Centre and the Bruges Concertgebouw.
Under the recently introduced cabinet system, many of them have been reduced to the local government equivalent of division lobby
fodder in the House of Commons.
Former Cabinet colleague Chris Smith, whose anti-war amendment won the votes of 199 MPs including 121 Labour rebels last week, said: "I suspect there will be a lot more than 199 members of Parliament very unhappy about that happening and prepared to voice their concern in the division lobby
Traditions die hard, and although alcohol is now forbidden, some members still insist on polluting the air with tobacco smoke during votes in the division lobby
But to act as if they are in the division lobby
following a three- line whip in a united attempt to oust Wilson is a blatant abuse of their Westminster powers.
A few years back, when they could still pretend to be a big club, Everton might have had the vision to see the merits of a smaller League and walked through the same division lobby
as Arsenal and United.
In the run-up to the momentous decision, we urge each and every one of the nation's elected representatives to think long and hard about which division lobby
they will walk into on Thursday evening.
Yet within a few months the same Nick Clegg was leading LibDem MPs (with a few honourable exceptions) through the division lobby
to vote for a three fold increase in tuition fees: an equally clear and unequivocal betrayal of their covenant with the electorate.