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Vote of No Confidence in our illustrious Prime Minister...

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:46 pm

There is a petition before Parliament calling for a vote of no confidence in David Cameron. At last count, it had over 150,000 signatures, so they have to talk about debating it.
Should we expect a similar whitewash to the similar petition on the "Health Secretary"?
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Re: Vote of No Confidence in our illustrious Prime Minister.

Postby atticus » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:14 am

Rather more people voted Tory in the last general election.
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Re: Vote of No Confidence in our illustrious Prime Minister.

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:50 am

Parliament set the threshold at which they should hold the discussion: they should discuss it.
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Re: Vote of No Confidence in our illustrious Prime Minister.

Postby diy » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:51 am

I think he's doing great.
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Re: Vote of No Confidence in our illustrious Prime Minister.

Postby atticus » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:44 am

I suspect more members of the House of Commons would agree with diy than disagree.

So why do these 150,000 idiots want parliamentary time wasted on this? It's not something any opposition party can do any damage with.
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Re: Vote of No Confidence in our illustrious Prime Minister.

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:41 am

atticus wrote:So why do these 150,000 idiots want parliamentary time wasted on this? It's not something any opposition party can do any damage with.

Is 160,000 this morning.
I think they think it could make for an interesting discussion.
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Re: Vote of No Confidence in our illustrious Prime Minister.

Postby Slartibartfast » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:04 pm

Ordinary parliamentary process provides ample opportunities for questions to be raised about the competence of the PM and his cabinet. Not sure what point there is in having a special debate because a small proportion of the public have clicked an internet link.
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Re: Vote of No Confidence in our illustrious Prime Minister.

Postby atticus » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:48 pm

I think "they" don't think. This is pointless and empty gesturing that takes two seconds.
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Re: Vote of No Confidence in our illustrious Prime Minister.

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:40 pm

atticus wrote:I think "they" don't think. This is pointless and empty gesturing that takes two seconds.

It takes a little more than that.
Setting up these government petitions was not my idea: I have never had much truck with petitions.
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Postby Hairyloon » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:40 pm

diy wrote:I think he's doing great.

By what measure?
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