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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    I doubt I'm alone in being unsurprised labour MPs wasted parliamentary time.

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    I don't believe there was any waste to parliamentary time to be clear. Although I disagree with such a motion here.
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    (Original post by JoeL1994)
    Why Ali? Where was the motion when Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan and David Bowie died?

    Motion for motion's sake and not a very good one at that.
    Hear, hear. There are some people equally great, if not greater, who have died recently. In addition to this, I'm not a fan of boxing.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    Hear, hear. There are some people equally great, if not greater, who have died recently. In addition to this, I'm not a fan of boxing.
    What Muhammad Ali represented goes way beyond boxing.

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    Nay.. A waste of parliamentary time and should have been a statement.
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    Transcended the sport of boxing.
    Some people need to educate themselves.
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    Whilst Ali was beyond just a brilliant boxer but also a lovely person, this kind of motion then sets a precedent for every star that's done some good in their life to get recognition when they die.

    If you wanted to do something like this, I'd suggest a yearly list of those that had died the previous year.

    This also doesn't call on the Government to actually do anything.

    For those reasons, Nay.
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    Perhaps there should be something such as a memorial book for anyone whom the House wishes to remember or express sympathy. Or if the House is OK, a statement could be made by an individual MP.

    We don't have Early Day Motions in the MHofC which would have been my preference.

    I will not ask Mr Speaker for this to go to the vote.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Perhaps there should be something such as a memorial book for anyone whom the House wishes to remember or express sympathy. Or if the House is OK, a statement could be made by an individual MP.

    We don't have Early Day Motions in the MHofC which would have been my preference.

    I will not ask Mr Speaker for this to go to the vote.
    I would support a memorial book, and will make all sort of "Me mate's mam" posts in it.

    (in case the manner of my post has created doubt, I would support the book)
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    (Original post by JoeL1994)
    Why Ali? Where was the motion when Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan and David Bowie died?

    Motion for motion's sake and not a very good one at that.
    No for much the same reasons as JoeL.
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    Leftist MPs claim to represent the working people, but waste parliamentary time and taxpayer money with rubbish motions like these. Who cares about Muhammad Ali? He certainly does not deserve a motion to be remembered. I am sure that there is a Wikipedia page for him if you want to remember who he is.
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    Why for Muhammad Ali and not for Alan Rickman, Wogan etc.?

    He was a part of the civil rights movement.
    He prevented someone from commiting suicide
    He was not just a superb boxer, but revolutionised the art of boxing.
    He resisted conscription by posing the question of why you fight an enemy who has done nothing to you.
    He surrendered his medals to stand by his principles.

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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Why for Muhammad Ali and not for Alan Rickman, Wogan etc.?

    He was a part of the civil rights movement.
    He prevented someone from commiting suicide
    He was not just a superb boxer, but revolutionised the art of boxing.
    He resisted conscription by posing the question of why you fight an enemy who has done nothing to you.
    He surrendered his medals to stand by his principles.

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    And?

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    This motion is in cessation.
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    This motion has been withdrawn.
 
 
 
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