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Prime Minister's Questions: 16th April 2012

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    The 15th Parliament of the TSR Model House of Commons is in full swing and this evening the Prime Minister, Rakas21, will be answering your questions.

    MPs may ask 1 question and a follow up.

    Non-mps may ask 1 question and the Leader of the Opposition (davidmarsh01) gets two questions and two follow-ups.

    This thread will stay open until tomorrow evening's update.

    Go! Go! Go!
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    What is your position on the Fair Pay Bill? It is backed by JPKC, who is in the coalition, is there an official party line?
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    Where do you stand on the issue of deposing the will of the electorate by forming losing coalitions?
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    Where do you stand on the issue of deposing the will of the electorate by forming losing coalitions?
    Don't think you're going to get much of a response for that - waste of a question tbh.
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    (Original post by MacCuishy)
    Don't think you're going to get much of a response for that - waste of a question tbh.
    I will decide what is or isn't a waste of a question as I am the one asking it and you are not, to my knowledge, capable of discerning my motivations absent my stating them (or of making any reasonable changes to welfare provision, but that is another thing). If he fails to respond adequately then it will say far more about him than anyone else and that is his choice.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    I will decide what is or isn't a waste of a question as I am the one asking it and you are not, to my knowledge, capable of discerning my motivations absent my stating them (or of making any reasonable changes to welfare provision, but that is another thing). If he fails to respond adequately then it will say far more about him than anyone else and that is his choice.
    They are sensible and reasonable changes to the welfare system. One that will protect British interests.

    As for his answer, I don't know how he will answer it really. His coalition represents a plurality in the house, and it's not like he will turn around and say "Yes I have formed a woefully inadequate coalition and will be dissolving it ASAP"
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    I would like to ask the Prime Minister why his government is ignoring the wishes of this House by deporting Qatada without assurances regarding torture?
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    (Original post by Morgsie)
    I would like to ask the Prime Minister why his government is ignoring the wishes of this House by deporting Qatada without assurances regarding torture?
    I think you should wait until the motion passes before making the assumption that he is ignoring the wishes of the House.
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    (Original post by MacCuishy)
    I think you should wait until the motion passes before making the assumption that he is ignoring the wishes of the House.
    I think you should let the PM answer questions in this thread until such time as that is you.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    I think you should let the PM answer questions in this thread until such time as that is you.
    I couldn't resist stating an obvious answer like that.
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    I would like to ask the Prime Minister whether or not the TSR coalition will support my proposal for protection for Wensleydale cheese?
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    Mister Speaker, may I ask the "Prime Minister" how long he believes this weak Government will last?
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    Does the prime minister agree with me that Labour's woeful performance in Government last term coupled with their humiliating climb down with regards to the vote of no confidence shows that the Conservative party, UKIP and JPKC were right to form a coalition that is delivering activity, action and reform as opposed to the inactivity of the former Labour Government?
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    Mr Speaker, does the Right Honourable Prime Minister hope to see a term made memorable by collegial bipartisan cooperation?
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    (Original post by MacCuishy)
    What is your position on the Fair Pay Bill? It is backed by JPKC, who is in the coalition, is there an official party line?
    It was a difficult one to call. As with many bills and motions the sentiment is definitely there and as an intelligent member of the House, the bill was well researched and supported by various facts. Unfortunately however, it was just not compatible in its current form with Tory views and my suggested amendments to the bill to make it so would have largely "neutered the bill".

    We cannot divulge the private details of any whips.
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    Does this government of all the small things actually have a coherent project* for the term?

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    Say it ain't so, I will not go
    Turn the lights off, carry me home
    Na, na, na, na
    Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    Where do you stand on the issue of deposing the will of the electorate by forming losing coalitions?
    We did not, we simply provided a government which Labour could not.

    If you look back, you will see that last Friday Labour publicly declared that they would not be forming a government that term despite the fact that they needed just one party to form the government, as such the Tories stepped up and took the mantle of government.

    Unfortunately, Labour made a strategic error in believing that they did not need the confidence of the House which from what i gather meant that the Socialists flat refused them, Ukip voted unanimously in favour of a coalition with the Tories and the Liberal Democrats chose not to enter a coalition with anybody.
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    That's not true. We did have a coalition offer and for obvious reasons I can't say who, but we disagreed on the details and didn't take it any further.
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    (Original post by Morgsie)
    I would like to ask the Prime Minister why his government is ignoring the wishes of this House by deporting Qatada without assurances regarding torture?
    Given that no motion was voted upon and there were rebellions from all parties baring your own, we did not ignore the wishes of the House.

    He has been deported, we are still seeking assurances and in the meantime have dispatched a delegation to Jordan to monitor the situation closely.

    Further questions relating to Qatada can be put to the Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary or Home Secretary.
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    (Original post by MacCuishy)
    I think you should wait until the motion passes before making the assumption that he is ignoring the wishes of the House.
    Given that the Home Secretary has the power to deport somebody at will, our only mistake as a government was in releasing the motion rather than the statement.
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