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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I bet most people who voted for Nick Clegg would agree Smile

Considering that, thanks to Clogg, we are now suffering this: http://www.pictogame.com/en/play/game/YrzKQDdHkr7w_dangerous-dave Well I'd send his 'fag', Clogg down here: http://www.pictogame.com/en/play/game/cDrONlI2y7Zp_the-devil-s-new-mate In fact I'll send Shameron down there as well! http://www.pictogame.com/en/play/game/WKdbu6iKOsdt_the-devil-incarnate
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
But am I not right in thinking that politicians are or at least should be elected to Parliament in order to represent the views of the majority of their constituents and NOT to vote in accordance with whatever personal views they may have on a particular issue?


"Free votes" in Parliament allow MPs to ignore their voters and go with their own consciences.

IIRC, the fox-hunting bill was a free vote.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course we also have the opposite problem of the whipping system where our elected representatives simply become voting fodder for whichever minority Government happens to be in power at any given time and that's true of opposition members as well

I would much prefer a system where MPs actually stood up for what their constituents really want
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I normally cringe when I hear the phrase 'in America they...' coming from the mouths of newscasters & other commentators but one thing I'd like to see imported from over there is their limit of two terms of office for their president. That rule would, of course apply to the prime minister over here. What chance of that ever happening?!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get that worked up about it that it justifies the expense of a referendum. The system as it is seems ok to me adjusting by an hour for summer and winter time. At the end of the day you have to live with nature there is no escaping it.

If up North want to do something different locally then fine let them do it, or anywhere else for that matter, or use flexi working times more to help with this. I'm sure we could cope with Scotland and very North England being an hour different, plenty of other countries have varying time zones. Not really a big deal. Let it be decided at local level even at County level can't see a problem with it.

Or alternatively if say Cornwall because of their tourism want to have more daylight hours in the evening then fine do it, but really it comes down to flexible working hours for the employees more than anything else. Because as I've already said, it gets light and dark at x and y whatever the time on the clock says Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget it.

It would be unfair on the western and northern areas.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Common sense prevails, somewhere at least!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You beat me to it, Helen!

There are simply some things which can't be left to a referendum.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
There are simply some things which can't be left to a referendum.


I definitely agree. That said, I'd be quite happy if the clocks weren't adjusted at all and just left to keep ticking....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also agree Colin but in my view this non political issue isn't one of them Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
That said, I'd be quite happy if the clocks weren't adjusted at all and just left to keep ticking....


I would be happy if they were left alone. It takes me weeks to get a good nights sleep after the changes.
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