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Teddy (IDS Legislator)
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« on: January 24, 2012, 04:40:36 pm »
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https://twitter.com/#!/search/stunnell


Liberal Democrat minister, Andrew Stunnell, has walked into the wrong voting lobby and refuses to come out.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 04:46:21 pm »
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OK, so he's being a clown.
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Is it excessive to hold a politician's feet to the fire for giving his base the run around at every turn?
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 04:46:49 pm »
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Oh great. That's my MP by the way guys. Hazel Grove. Wonderful.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 04:53:51 pm »
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http://inagist.com/TomBlenkinsop/161919948472586241/
http://inagist.com/KevinBrennanMP/161922003861905408/
http://inagist.com/TomBlenkinsop/161921597148631041/
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 04:58:41 pm »
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/house_of_commons/newsid_9434000/9434799.stm I think I see him on the Treasury bench, but I can't be certain.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 05:01:09 pm »
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Speaker has ordered the lobby cleared, so this ends soon one way or another.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 05:13:56 pm »
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What does this mean?
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 06:35:01 pm »
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Resignation under collective responsibility?
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 06:36:16 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 06:48:23 pm »
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It looks like the Seargent at Arms had to be called to make him leave the lobby and vote?
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2012, 11:09:47 pm »
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I think so. The Labour MP's did not really focus on how it ended, so I guess somehow he won, otherwise they would have been all over it.
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 12:35:07 pm »
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Nick Clegg on socialists and tax:

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For them, tax is a badge of socialist success: the more, the better.

They would rather draw money in through the state and then hand it back to people, rather than letting them keep more of their earnings in the first place.

(Via the Guardian's live blog.)

Nothing like a good caricature, eh?
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 01:20:58 pm »
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16746389

"A minister inadvertently found himself in the wrong lobby in a Commons vote after a mix-up with a glass of water."

"In the House of Commons, MPs vote by walking through one of two lobbies - one if they are voting yes, and the other if they are voting no. "

"Lobby doors are closed eight minutes after a vote is called and the only way for an MP to get out is to walk past the tellers -" ... "- thereby registering a vote."

"Could you confirm that when he was locked in the wrong lobby, the minister bravely took refuge in the toilet - as the Conservative minister barked orders at him through the doorway?"
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2012, 05:43:15 pm »
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Nick Clegg on socialists and tax:

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Socialists will support a penal rate of tax on the highest earners. Simply because it makes them poorer.

For them, tax is a badge of socialist success: the more, the better.

They would rather draw money in through the state and then hand it back to people, rather than letting them keep more of their earnings in the first place.

(Via the Guardian's live blog.)

Nothing like a good caricature, eh?

What a moron. Wish he'd just join the Tories and get it over with.
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 05:55:20 pm »
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And that's why the Nick Clegg is irrelevent.
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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012, 06:24:14 pm »
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I wish that Clegg and Cameron would create a new Liberal-Conservative party, and the super-right-wing-crazies would leave the Tories, and the clearly-socialist-left-wingers would leave the LibDems, and thus create a new right of centre party.
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 08:18:48 pm »
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The late (and much missed) David Taylor used to vote in both lobbies when the government proposed something he disagreed with; meant that he could register a protest and also not really vote with the other lot.
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2012, 09:10:02 am »
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The late (and much missed) David Taylor used to vote in both lobbies when the government proposed something he disagreed with; meant that he could register a protest and also not really vote with the other lot.

How could he do that if the doors get locked before counting?
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2012, 09:27:15 am »
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The late (and much missed) David Taylor used to vote in both lobbies when the government proposed something he disagreed with; meant that he could register a protest and also not really vote with the other lot.

How could he do that if the doors get locked before counting?

Apparently he was quick.
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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2012, 07:06:41 am »
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Chris Huhne has resigned from the Cabinet after he and his ex-wife were charged with perverting the course of justice.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2012/feb/03/chris-huhne-speeding-penalty-energy-secretary-live-updates

Interesting to speculate what might have happened if he'd been elected Lib Dem leader.
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 07:31:36 am »
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Chris 'The Fringe' Vroom was always going to be charged for this, so I don't quite get why he waited before resigning.
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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2012, 08:13:16 am »
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BTW, what's with the Falkland enthusiasm in the UK media? Any specific reason the temperature over those barren cliffs a hemisphere away is rising again? (Well, outside of the presence of a prince of the realm.)
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2012, 08:38:13 am »
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BTW, what's with the Falkland enthusiasm in the UK media? Any specific reason the temperature over those barren cliffs a hemisphere away is rising again? (Well, outside of the presence of a prince of the realm.)

Oil in the general area, so rhetoric from Argentina is stronger than it has been for ages, and so on.
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2012, 09:48:12 am »
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I wish that Clegg and Cameron would create a new Liberal-Conservative party, and the super-right-wing-crazies would leave the Tories, and the clearly-socialist-left-wingers would leave the LibDems, and thus create a new right of centre party.

What socialist left wingers?
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2012, 11:22:05 am »
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I wish that Clegg and Cameron would create a new Liberal-Conservative party, and the super-right-wing-crazies would leave the Tories, and the clearly-socialist-left-wingers would leave the LibDems, and thus create a new right of centre party.

What socialist left wingers?

And David Cameron is fairly moderate compared to his party? What is this, 2007?
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