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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    Well last time you had the greens, the liberals (already unlikely allies) and UKIP who's only real potential ally, in my opinion, is you guys in the Conservative and Union party.

    LibLab has more common ground, especially if the Labour don't over do it and play more to the centre to keep the liberals happy, but do enough to keep the greens and the socialists happy enough to vote with the government, and to not vote against or abstain. It'll be tricky do doubt. Personally irl I'd be anxious about a LibLab coalition, but I think we can make it work on here, we're a far more of a board church than the PLP is
    I meant the Lab/Lib from about six months ago.

    Anyway, centre Labour makes us happy too so perhaps we have some objectives in common after all.
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    I meant the Lab/Lib from about six months ago.

    Anyway, centre Labour makes us happy too so perhaps we have some objectives in common after all.
    Six months ago is before my time

    But I do think that we're a board church on here, some on the left, some of the centre left, and because of that we'll work well with the liberals, and I look forward to a successful government with Ray as Prime Minister
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    I, Unown Uzer, do solemnly, sincerely, and truly declare and affirm, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors, according to law.
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    I, Unown Uzer, do solemnly, sincerely, and truly declare and affirm, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors, according to law.
    I, Saoirse, do joyfully, sincerely and truly declare and affirm, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the citizens of Britain, their descendants and our shared world.
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    I, Saoirse, do joyfully, sincerely and truly declare and affirm, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the citizens of Britain, their descendants and our shared world.
    Call the sergeant at arms, clap this man/woman/thing in irons. Tto the tower with you.

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    Call the sergeant at arms, clap this man/woman/thing in irons. Tto the tower with you.

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    Oh please do. An elected MP, a former Prime Minister no less, imprisoned for promising her loyalty to the people in Parliament. What a good way to win support for republicanism and democratic sovereignty. The smart thing about today's ruling class is that their methods are a good degree more subtle!
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    Oh please do. An elected MP, a former Prime Minister no less, imprisoned for promising her loyalty to the people in Parliament. What a good way to win support for republicanism and democratic sovereignty. The smart thing about today's ruling class is that their methods are a good degree more subtle!
    Wait, were you lot stupid enough to pervert the definition of treason last term?

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    And so we have another LibLab coalition. How wonderful

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Wait, were you lot stupid enough to pervert the definition of treason last term?

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    Well, if by "you lot" you mean a sizeable majority of the Commons on a very well considered and detailed bill with bi-partisan support, yes. Thankfully that means free speech is no longer treasonous. To deprive a duly elected member of either House of Parliament by means of violence, however... you might want to consult a lawyer my Honourable friend!
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    Somewhat disappointed in the Liberals but not shocked. Well done Labour.
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Well, if by "you lot" you mean a sizeable majority of the Commons on a very well considered and detailed bill with bi-partisan support, yes. Thankfully that means free speech is no longer treasonous. To deprive a duly elected member of either House of Parliament by means of violence, however... you might want to consult a lawyer my Honourable friend!
    Not even half the house, so not a majority at all. Annoyingly, LP's data viewer seems broken ATM so I can't really check whether that "bi-partian" is "the republican parties" or truly polypartisan. And arrest is only violent if the person under arrest is violent, and then they get resisting arrest thrown onto the charges too. And friend really shouldn't be the right word there, in any sense.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    *prepares for Liberal bashing*

    Look, guys, the Liberals are in a far better place than they were in May-July. With Jarred as leader, who is very experienced and essentially a good leader, I'm sure LabLib will be grand and not a repeat of the catastrophe that occurred a few months ago.
    why is it that LIB/LAB is set up to fail?
    well maybe its because of the concoction of evil :fuhrer: brewed in the minds of the power hungry leaders:evilbanana::bban: of those incompatible parties:damnmate:.
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Well, if by "you lot" you mean a sizeable majority of the Commons on a very well considered and detailed bill with bi-partisan support, yes. Thankfully that means free speech is no longer treasonous. To deprive a duly elected member of either House of Parliament by means of violence, however... you might want to consult a lawyer my Honourable friend!
    As a lawyer I fail to see where the issue is, the queen still has the right (unless you pinched it) to chuck out any or all members of parliament whenever she likes for any reason at all. (and also the Canadian and Australian parliaments too btw.)
    You don't even need to commit treason. and if you really want the mess with the queen she also has the legal constitutional right to use the armed forces however she pleases, since legally HER MAJESTY'S ARMED FORCES, are in no way connected to parliament.
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    As a lawyer I fail to see where the issue is, the queen still has the right (unless you pinched it) to chuck out any or all members of parliament whenever she likes for any reason at all. (and also the Canadian and Australian parliaments too btw.)
    You don't even need to commit treason. and if you really want the mess with the queen she also has the legal constitutional right to use the armed forces however she pleases, since legally HER MAJESTY'S ARMED FORCES, are in no way connected to parliament.
    As I said, she can go right ahead. Support for a republic will treble overnight. Please, go for it

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    Not even half the house, so not a majority at all. Annoyingly, LP's data viewer seems broken ATM so I can't really check whether that "bi-partian" is "the republican parties" or truly polypartisan. And arrest is only violent if the person under arrest is violent, and then they get resisting arrest thrown onto the charges too. And friend really shouldn't be the right word there, in any sense.
    Mainly due to a slightly lower turnout at the end of term and a relatively large number of abstentions, the majority as conventionally calculated on bills (Ayes minus Nays) was 12 with only 11 MPs in opposition. It was supported by members from every party in the House including a UKIP MP, a former Conservative Prime Minister, and the Liberal leader. It's an exemplar of the kind of quality legislation I hope we will produce much more of this term.
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    I hope that this coalition government does not ignore the environmental issues that this country and the world faces.
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    (Original post by JeremyOU)
    why is it that LIB/LAB is set up to fail?
    well maybe its because of the concoction of evil :fuhrer: brewed in the minds of the power hungry leaders:evilbanana::bban: of those incompatible parties:damnmate:.
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    Surely the Tories haven't told you what happened last term in the MHoC?
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    We had a number of great deals on the table but I'm looking forward to working with Labour and our members are really excited about it too. I know there was some crap that went on the last time our two parties did this but from our side, many of us weren't in the party that time (including me) and those who were are really willing to give it a try again. It's not worth holding grudges here, so I'm glad everyone's been happy to take a fresh leaf.

    If it doesn't work then it doesn't work. We're still gonna try. But we have a lot of overlap in our parties on political aims, especially social matters, so I think we'll be able to pass a lot of great legislation this term. Whilst I'm not gonna descend into the usual circle jerking of 'omg new coalition partner is bae, known them all my lyf, luv u guyz soooo much xxx' etc, I will say I'm really excited about the term coming up and I think Labour are going to complement our party really well.

    I'm looking forward to serving as DPM and returning to my traditional MHoC role of Chancellor for the first time since before my Speakership. Wow, it must've been three years now :moon:
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    Good luck Lab/Libs. Let's hope for better results this time around.
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    Really? We're still doing this?
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    As I said, she can go right ahead. Support for a republic will treble overnight. Please, go for it
    when she kicked out the Aussie parliament no one batted an eyelid.
 
 
 
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