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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    I've still not had a reply to either PM I sent to members of the CT.
    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Could you please start making the updates in the evening rather than at 4pm? I think it's far too soon.
    Seems you missed (or ignored) LP's post...
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Could you please start making the updates in the evening rather than at 4pm? I think it's far too soon.
    If I were going to be at my laptop at 7 or 8 tonight that is when you would have the update. As it is, there are some days when I will not be around at that time, and the choice is between an early evening update and a post-midnight update.
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    Mr Speaker, with the PM and your agreement I'd like to request an extension on PMQs - 4pm is far to early to end the parliamentary day and the PM deserves the opportunity to answer as many of my and my colleagues sparklingly witty and relevant questions as possible.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Mr Speaker, with the PM and your agreement I'd like to request an extension on PMQs - 4pm is far to early to end the parliamentary day and the PM deserves the opportunity to answer as many of my and my colleagues sparklingly witty and relevant questions as possible.
    That would be precisely one question on Trident.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    If I were going to be at my laptop at 7 or 8 tonight that is when you would have the update. As it is, there are some days when I will not be around at that time, and the choice is between an early evening update and a post-midnight update.
    I prefer a post-midnight update so that we have more rather than less time to do activities such as bill submissions or PMQ. Alternatively, you can use your elderly deputy.

    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Mr Speaker, with the PM and your agreement I'd like to request an extension on PMQs - 4pm is far to early to end the parliamentary day and the PM deserves the opportunity to answer as many of my and my colleagues sparklingly witty and relevant questions as possible.
    It's more like you deserve a follow-up, right? In any case, I do agree; it was ended prematurely.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Mr Speaker, with the PM and your agreement I'd like to request an extension on PMQs - 4pm is far to early to end the parliamentary day and the PM deserves the opportunity to answer as many of my and my colleagues sparklingly witty and relevant questions as possible.
    Maybe you should start by using your questions when given the opportunity rather than consistently neglecting to
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Maybe you should start by using your questions when given the opportunity rather than consistently neglecting to
    That would require competence, and effort: it is not what the opposition is known for.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    It's more like you deserve a follow-up, right? In any case, I do agree; it was ended prematurely.
    And my second question!

    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Maybe you should start by using your questions when given the opportunity rather than consistently neglecting to
    Maybe you should listen your leader.

    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    That would require competence, and effort: it is not what the opposition is known for.
    Just because JD is a fanatical right-winger such as yourself it doesn't make him 'competent' nor does it mean he puts in the 'effort' you do.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    And my second question!



    Maybe you should listen your leader.



    Just because JD is a fanatical right-winger such as yourself it doesn't make him 'competent' nor does it mean he puts in the 'effort' you do.
    Consistent failure means it's not the first time that over several days you have failed to ask two things.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Consistent failure means it's not the first time that over several days you have failed to ask two things.
    With enough time, you'll do many things more than once.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Just because JD is a fanatical right-winger such as yourself it doesn't make him 'competent' nor does it mean he puts in the 'effort' you do.
    The comment was not about Jammy Duel, the comment was about the opposition, to have an opposition leader demand an extension for PMQs when only one relevant question has been asked does not display competence, nor effort from the opposition.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    The comment was not about Jammy Duel, the comment was about the opposition, to have an opposition leader demand an extension for PMQs when only one relevant question has been asked does not display competence, nor effort from the opposition.
    The comment was a throwaway snipe with no substance. :rolleyes: Asking for an extension on PMQs - and there is no reason to refuse one - doesn't show any incompetence in the slightest but rather a desire to allow for more relevant questions to be asked. And the effortless action would be not to bother with asking for an extension. Duh.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    The comment was a throwaway snipe with no substance. :rolleyes: Asking for an extension on PMQs - and there is no reason to refuse one - doesn't show any incompetence in the slightest but rather a desire to allow for more relevant questions to be asked. And the effortless action would be not to bother with asking for an extension. Duh.
    More time when there has already been plenty.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    More time when there has already been plenty.
    There was less time than there usually is - extensions have been granted before and there's nothing wrong with them. Just like asking to extend the reading on a bill. If you have a problem with it you're just a bit sad to be honest.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    There was less time than there usually is - extensions have been granted before and there's nothing wrong with them. Just like asking to extend the reading on a bill. If you have a problem with it you're just a bit sad to be honest.
    You can't even claim absence, you were there in the opening hours, you were here the day after, more than enough time. LP wasn't even particularly late in answering the questions.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    You can't even claim absence, you were there in the opening hours, you were here the day after, more than enough time. LP wasn't even particularly late in answering the questions.
    Can't even be bothered to repeat myself.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Can't even be bothered to repeat myself.
    Nor make an initial statement.

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    It's tough to ask the government relevant questions when the government isn't doing anything to ask questions relevant to...
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    It's tough to ask the government relevant questions when the government isn't doing anything to ask questions relevant to...
    You mean you are only capable of asking policy questions based on government bills and SoIs?
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    You mean you are only capable of asking policy questions based on government bills and SoIs?
    I mean, I can pretty much guess LP's policy stance on any given matter, can't you?
 
 
 
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