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    Commiserations RayApparently When you were completing full speaker duties, you did a good job- but I sadly think its the recent weeks issue that has been your downfall- but thank you for your service!
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    Good choice!
    How is your cottage by the sea ? ( Hope it wasn't tax payer funded )
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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    How is your cottage by the sea ? ( Hope it wasn't tax payer funded )
    Very nice thank you, all payments were above board!
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    Very nice thank you, all payments were above board!
    Care to release your tax returns then?
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    (Original post by Aph)
    you were attacking my performance and that of Dc for simply stating your opinions. you need to learn to take comments and criticism without turning it back on others because that helps no one.
    Mmm true

    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    I understand that and no offence was taken

    I'm just making the point that my experience didn't stop me running for speaker last time
    Of course, and yes I remember, but I think it's more convention and the fact that most MHoC MPs will tend to subconsciously vote for those they think are the most experienced and able for the job.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Care to release your tax returns then?
    I can confirm on his behalf that he has not utilised any tax havens for tax evasion in the future, or now.


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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    I can confirm on his behalf that he has not utilised any tax havens for tax evasion in the future, or now.


    #Cameron
    How do you know...

    I'll let his tax returns tell the truth. If he does not wish to publish them, then that is of course he prerogative, but people might start to wonder why...
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    How do you know...

    I'll let his tax returns tell the truth. If he does not wish to publish them, then that is of course he prerogative, but people might start to wonder why...
    I was actually referring to his first few statements when he first said "This is a private matter", and everyone else said "No it isn't", and then he said "I will never take any money from this fund in the future or now", and everyone said "What about in the past then?".
    He thought it was going to die down like the pig scandal and another one I forget
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    I was actually referring to his first few statements when he first said "This is a private matter", and everyone else said "No it isn't", and then he said "I will never take any money from this fund in the future or now", and everyone said "What about in the past then?".
    He thought it was going to die down like the pig scandal and another one I forget
    Oooooohhhhhhhhhhh xD
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    Who is allowed to stand in the election?
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    (Original post by right_angle)
    Who is allowed to stand in the election?
    Any MP.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Any MP.
    Or former MP.
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    (Original post by right_angle)
    Who is allowed to stand in the election?
    Go for it. I'll vote for you!!
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Go for it. I'll vote for you!!
    I don't have enough experience by far. I was just interested.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Go for it. I'll vote for you!!
    (Original post by right_angle)
    I don't have enough experience by far. I was just interested.
    Raises a good point about who the best people are for the job. Personally I wouldn't consider anyone younger then 6 months and who hasn't been in some kind of party leadership position.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Or former MP.
    Apparently so. I didn't realise that there wasn't a requirement for the candidate to be amongst the MPs, which seems a little bit odd.
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    (Original post by right_angle)
    I don't have enough experience by far. I was just interested.
    Haha, yeh lol xD
    (Original post by Aph)
    Raises a good point about who the best people are for the job. Personally I wouldn't consider anyone younger then 6 months and who hasn't been in some kind of party leadership position.
    Mmmm, I'm not sure. I'd say it's more subjective than that... If someone is very active for 3 months, and can demonstrate that they are active, reliable etc, then I wouldn't hold it against them that they haven't been in Party Leadership... In general though, I'd say those are the ones who would probably take to it more easily though...
    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Apparently so. I didn't realise that there wasn't a requirement for the candidate to be amongst the MPs, which seems a little bit odd.
    I wouldn't say it's odd... It's not so far fetched that someone may not be an MP for whatever reason, but have been one in the past, but still be very active, and show they'd do a good job as Speaker.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    I wouldn't say it's odd... It's not so far fetched that someone may not be an MP for whatever reason, but have been one in the past, but still be very active, and show they'd do a good job as Speaker.
    I guess more odd in the view of what goes on in RL, where obviously the Speaker has to be an MP otherwise things would be slightly difficult.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    I guess more odd in the view of what goes on in RL, where obviously the Speaker has to be an MP otherwise things would be slightly difficult.
    Mmm, in terms of here though, I think it works fine. As long as it's not someone who was here like 6 years ago as an MP... But then, they probably wouldn't be voted in.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Apparently so. I didn't realise that there wasn't a requirement for the candidate to be amongst the MPs, which seems a little bit odd.
    Exactly what mobbsy has said.
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    Haha, yeh lol xD

    Mmmm, I'm not sure. I'd say it's more subjective than that... If someone is very active for 3 months, and can demonstrate that they are active, reliable etc, then I wouldn't hold it against them that they haven't been in Party Leadership... In general though, I'd say those are the ones who would probably take to it more easily though...

    I wouldn't say it's odd... It's not so far fetched that someone may not be an MP for whatever reason, but have been one in the past, but still be very active, and show they'd do a good job as Speaker.
    I really don't think someone can get to grips with the history and way this place is run in three months. In a way I always thought choosing a single speaker was odd because what we end up doing is taking one of our best and brightest members, telling them they can't debate, make bills or do anything really but listen to people whine about their problems.
    I mean don't get me wrong I would love the job one day but it seems a little odd especially when we need more active members.
 
 
 
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