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    Welcome to Ask the Speaker



    This thread is where you can ask the Speaker any questions in a public forum.

    For example, it can be used to find out how the Speaker would interpret an ambiguous part of the constitution so you can get clarity on a particular issue.

    This thread isn't for asking the Speaker about their personal politics, as they are strictly bound to neutrality.

    This thread was originally created by ex-Speaker DayneD89.

    The current Speaker of the House of Commons is Saracen's Fez.

    The current Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons is toronto353.
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    Dayne when are you accepting manifestos for the barman election and what criteria must candidates be (MP/ non MP) ?
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    I'm going to be asking for manifesto's next week and we will go from there. Its more convention that only MPs are allowed than real rule. I can't see anything in the constitution to limit me from using my discretion in this so I'm going to allow non-MPs to stand, though this will be at my discretion. IE I wont allow someone who has only rarely used the HoC to run, but anyone who has been an active member will be allowed.
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    Less than half of the MPs voted for you, and you're widely considered to be a complete moron. With this in mind, how much of a mandate do you think you have?
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    I'm not even going to respond to that. Whether opr not you like me I have been voted in and I'm going to do the job.
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    So, none?
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    As I said, I'm not responding to that. Think what you want.
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    As I said, I'm not responding to that. Think what you want.
    I know someone who likes your thinking on this subject.

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    (Original post by Grape190190)
    I know someone who likes your thinking on this subject.


    I know another.
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    Oh and you're pretty good at it too.



    Dayne will you be investigating the possibility of banning certain people from the house?
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    Dayne will you be looking into the certain possibility of increasing the size of the house?
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    Will you be looking at reducing the large amounts of mostly pointless drama that seems to surround everything vaguely related to the speaker?
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    (Original post by Indievertigo)
    Dayne will you be investigating the possibility of banning certain people from the house?
    just to point out for this that local bans are really hard to get, people have to abuse a forum a lot to get one. and it has to be decision from the moderation team (globals and above), so a lowly forum assistant won't really get much headway with this. plus the HoC is supposed to be inclusive to everyone.
    unless site rules are being broken chances of having people banned from this forum are highly unlikely. though dayne could veto MP's as he's leader of the MP group.
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    (Original post by Grape190190)
    I know someone who likes your thinking on this subject.
    So you think winning a vote 23-13 is the same as a puppet election, simply because 9 MPs didn't bother to vote. Since the election didn't have a 50+% requirement, getting more votes than the other candidate gives you a mandate, regardless of your (or indeed my) views on the matter.

    (Original post by Collingwood)
    Will you be looking at reducing the large amounts of mostly pointless drama that seems to surround everything vaguely related to the speaker?
    A-****ing-men.
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    Lol @ Grape

    (Original post by Afcwimbledon2)
    Dayne will you be looking into the certain possibility of increasing the size of the house?
    This has failed at the ballot box has it not?

    Dayne, will you look at whether the 66% rule for amendments is something that could be changed? Or is that something for us to vote on (with a 66% threshhold )
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    (Original post by Indievertigo)
    Dayne will you be investigating the possibility of banning certain people from the house?
    There is no real way to do that. We don't run like the MUN so I don't really have the power to keep anyone out.

    (Original post by Afcwimbledon2)
    Dayne will you be looking into the certain possibility of increasing the size of the house?
    Mp's voted not to increase the size. Unless amendment passes to make it bigger it stays at 50.

    (Original post by Collingwood)
    Will you be looking at reducing the large amounts of mostly pointless drama that seems to surround everything vaguely related to the speaker?
    hopefully we can all just get on with business, but certain members are always going to try to create drama.

    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    Dayne, will you look at whether the 66% rule for amendments is something that could be changed? Or is that something for us to vote on (with a 66% threshhold )
    Its something I didn't like at first. I'm now starting to like it. I'm still wondering if it should be in the new constitution or not. I may put that to a vote.
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    Is this signature not representing a falsehood?

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/member.php?u=85438

    "Thatcherism didn't work" is a statement, a fact - but its about a subjective thing, therefore it's false.
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    Is this signature not representing a falsehood?

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/member.php?u=85438

    "Thatcherism didn't work" is a statement, a fact - but its about a subjective thing, therefore it's false.
    A subjective thing isn't false in the same way it isn't true. It's an opinion.
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    A subjective thing isn't false in the same way it isn't true. It's an opinion.
    So the signature is perfectly acceptable?

    I know it's not an outright lie, because its obviously an opinion - but it is misleading and based on no facts. But I'm not sure to what extent that is cared about on TSR.
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    So the signature is perfectly acceptable?

    I know it's not an outright lie, because its obviously an opinion - but it is misleading and based on no facts. But I'm not sure to what extent that is cared about on TSR.
    It's no more misleading than saying "Thatcherism Works". :p:
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