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No later than 3pm we will move on to the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No 6) Bill. The Government will be opposing this bill. Should the bill pass its Commons stages today, we will be moving the motion for an early general election at 7pm and we will be voting aye. It is therefore possible that business will run late this evening.
originally posted by: micpsi
The only thing wrong with them is that:
1. most of the MPs voted to remain in the EU, whereas 52% of British people voted to leave, so that the former have not represented the latter for three years;
2. MPs believe that they represent everyone in their constituencies, so that if most in a constituency voted to remain, its MP believes he or she must support their wishes and not the will of the majority of people.
In other words, there is a fundamental conflict between being loyal to one's constituents and being loyal to one's party if the party's policy disagrees with the wishes of the constituents. Parliament does NOT represent the will of the majority of people and never has done. The first-past-the-post system of voting has never created a government that represents the wishes of the majority of people. Most people in the country always oppose the government of the day if one counts hands. Only if one counts MPs does it become representative, but only in a narrow sense that means that the majority of MPS can disagree with most people on a particular issue - Brexit is such a case. The system is complete crap as a fair and democratic form of representation - always has been. Now we see this lack of fairness of representation in all its ugliness.
More at: theconservativetreehouse.com...
If this simple procedure is true, wow… It would mean all of last week’s parliamentary teeth gnashing by the usurping Never-Brexit MP’s was essentially irrelevant.
According to a Reuters report, Prime Minister Boris Johnson simply needs to attach a letter to the Brexit delay legislation saying the U.K. government officially does not request any extension beyond October 31st. Then ignore it.
That was easy.
originally posted by: eletheia
originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: Freeborn
with dwindling fresh water and food and you know what happens when the food and water go , its urine and the fat sailor
After three years there shouldn't be any fat sailors......
Have to laugh otherwise you'd have to cry.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: sapien82At one stage, there were fantasies about Bercow heading a sort of "unofficial continuation" of House of Commons meetings. It looks as though he has thought better of that idea.