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    Firstly, i would like to congratulate Nothos on his appointment to the role of Prime Minister, and wish him good luck in this position.

    I would like to ask the Prime Minister's opinion on the current 'wikileaks' saga. What is the prime ministers opinion on the type and manner of documents that have been leaked through this website, as well as the response from nations such as the United States and France in this matter?
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    I wonder if the Prime Minister would care to comment on the amount of people he feels wish to knife him in the back at this moment in time?

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    Firstly I would like to welcome the honorable member to his new esteemed position and I wish him the best of luck.

    Secondly may I ask the PM what issues will be on the top of the agenda for his party? (Not that I'm asking you to give away any bill idea's, I'm just curious if there are any major bills on the way.)
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    (Original post by aaran-j)
    I thank my right honourable friend for his response. As someone who strongly believes in the principle that the burden of proof should always lie with the prosecution, the response of my right honourable friend is very much welcomed.

    As a follow up, would my right honourable friend agree with me that section three of a bill recently published by TSR UKIP, B340 - Trespass Offences Bill, is a complete violation of that principle, and will he join me in voting against this bill, should it ever arrive in the division lobby?
    It was my intention to vote against the bill for that very reason.


    (Original post by Eru Iluvatar)
    Firstly, i would like to congratulate Nothos on his appointment to the role of Prime Minister, and wish him good luck in this position.

    I would like to ask the Prime Minister's opinion on the current 'wikileaks' saga. What is the prime ministers opinion on the type and manner of documents that have been leaked through this website, as well as the response from nations such as the United States and France in this matter?
    I thank the Right Honourable Gentleman for his kind words

    As for the wikileaks question, I briefly mentioned this on my facebook (I presume this your source for this question?), but allow me to expand:

    I believe the leak of diplomatic cables is a good thing, as it helps us understand the true thinking of a government. Equally, I think that the government attempts to get wikileaks shut down are more a smokescreen by various governments. In the news in recent days, when wikileaks has been mentioned, it has been mostly about how nations are trying to get it and its prominent members in some seriously hot water rather than the actual content of the diplomatic cables. However, I feel that rather than going for wikileaks, which I consider an important source of government accountability, nations should be looking inwards and trying to solve the internal issues that require the need of leaks.

    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    Firstly I would like to welcome the honorable member to his new esteemed position and I wish him the best of luck.

    Secondly may I ask the PM what issues will be on the top of the agenda for his party? (Not that I'm asking you to give away any bill idea's, I'm just curious if there are any major bills on the way.)
    Once again, I thank the right honourable member for his kind words

    As for ideas which are being bandied about in the subforum, ideas include: Reducing underhanded tactics by local councils, increasing governmental accountability and a bill relating to self-defence.
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    what does the New Prime Minister think of proposed cuts in real life to School Sports?
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    May I also take this opportunity to formally congratulate our new Prime Minister on his recent appointment to office.

    Could the the Right Honourable Gentleman please highlight any changes of direction that he feels the the country needs, perhaps specifically to do with consititutional reform?
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    I would also like to congratulate the Prime Minister on his appointment and wish him good luck in the role.

    How would the Prime Minister rate the performance of the current RL coalition government; and if he had been the Real Life leader of his party in the aftermath of the election, is that the direction he would have taken?
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    Let's make this a little less mundane:

    I would firstly like to ask the newly elected PM how does he sleep at night being one of them things beginning with C and secondly how did you go from,

    (Original post by Nothos @ B118 - Public Ownership of Water Utilities Bill)
    water utilities are essential to everyone, as are electricity and gas and this need should not be exploited to fill the coffers of unscrupulous businessmen who have no qualms whatsoever about screwing people over for their own financial gain.
    to this filthy mud blood you have now become?

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    (Original post by Nothos)

    I thank the Right Honourable Gentleman for his kind words

    As for the wikileaks question, I briefly mentioned this on my facebook (I presume this your source for this question?), but allow me to expand:

    I believe the leak of diplomatic cables is a good thing, as it helps us understand the true thinking of a government. Equally, I think that the government attempts to get wikileaks shut down are more a smokescreen by various governments. In the news in recent days, when wikileaks has been mentioned, it has been mostly about how nations are trying to get it and its prominent members in some seriously hot water rather than the actual content of the diplomatic cables. However, I feel that rather than going for wikileaks, which I consider an important source of government accountability, nations should be looking inwards and trying to solve the internal issues that require the need of leaks.
    In fact i've not used facebook for weeks, so was mere coincidence.
    As a follow up, i would like to ask what you think should be done to improve transparency and accountability in government, so websites such as wikileaks aren't needed?
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    PMQ's is closed for new questions, but the thread will remain open to allow the Prime Minister to answer any that are outstanding.
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    Let's just get this out of the way here:

    Thanks for all your kind words, much appreciated, yada yada yada. That'll spare me a bit of time! :p:
    (Original post by GreenIsTheNewRed)
    what does the New Prime Minister think of proposed cuts in real life to School Sports?
    I think it is a good idea. Sports are of course important, however, I do not feel the current system assists this. We have 250 sports partnerships, and most of the money is wasted on bureaucracy. The number of people taking certain sports is falling or not improving. Surely a sign of the failings of the system?

    (Original post by tbdavies)
    May I also take this opportunity to formally congratulate our new Prime Minister on his recent appointment to office.

    Could the the Right Honourable Gentleman please highlight any changes of direction that he feels the the country needs, perhaps specifically to do with consititutional reform?
    Well, the British constitution and its has always been my favourite topic within politics. And having studied it so much, I have an innate respect for its simplicity and its ability to expand. For this reason, I do not feel that arbitrary changes under the guise of constitutional reform are a good thing. Our constitution has evolved over almost 800 years, and as such, needs to be treated with care, not just changed willy-nilly.

    (Original post by sandys1000)
    I would also like to congratulate the Prime Minister on his appointment and wish him good luck in the role.

    How would the Prime Minister rate the performance of the current RL coalition government; and if he had been the Real Life leader of his party in the aftermath of the election, is that the direction he would have taken?
    I feel the RL Coalition are taking the right steps to sort out the deficit, roll back the state and make our country freer and fairer.

    (Original post by Cardozo)
    Let's make this a little less mundane:

    I would firstly like to ask the newly elected PM how does he sleep at night being one of them things beginning with C and secondly how did you go from,



    to this filthy mud blood you have now become?

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    I thank the wishy-washy lefty twerp for his kind words

    It is true, I did hold socialist sympathies for a while, however, the fact is that socialism will not make people happier. It will make people mere numbers, statistics so the government can claim they're making lives better. The thing is, however, life is not a spreadsheet and people are not figures with their happiness being nothing more than the result of some obtuse SUM= equation. We need to treat people like people, people with hopes, beliefs, problems. To look at them otherwise simply belittles them, and I feel socialism does this.

    (Original post by Eru Iluvatar)
    In fact i've not used facebook for weeks, so was mere coincidence.
    As a follow up, i would like to ask what you think should be done to improve transparency and accountability in government, so websites such as wikileaks aren't needed?
    Increase the output of victory gin so nobody realises or cares what the government is up to One thing I think would help, which is currently being implemented, is making government expenditure above a certain amount public. In addition, I would like to see the freedom of information act expanded to actually make it worthwhile tool for the public.
 
 
 
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