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Contempt of Parliament.

Contempt of Parliament.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:26 am

There is talk in the news about the Government potentially being held in contempt of Parliament. Who decides, how and what are the potential consequences?
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Re: Contempt of Parliament.

Postby atticus » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:20 pm

1. Parliament.

2. Probably after debate.

3. Non compliance by the Government may become a confidence matter.
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Re: Contempt of Parliament.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:04 pm

In other words, it is an entirely meaningless concept if the government can whip up enough support to resist it.
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Re: Contempt of Parliament.

Postby atticus » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:40 pm

In the same way that they whipped up enough support to resist the motion?
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Re: Contempt of Parliament.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:11 pm

Ah, but the motion merely embarrasses the government. Contempt could destroy the party.
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