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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Mr Speaker,

    Has the Prime Minister read any good non-fiction lately?
    I've read a couple of books and many papers in my field of research, however the works I'd like to mention and that are much more likely to be enjoyed by this audience are two books on military history, namely Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe by Jonathan W. Jordan, and Beyond Band of Brothers, The War Memoirs of Major **** Winters by **** Winters and Cole C. Kingseed.

    My next non-fiction will be Thatcher's authorised biography. :yy:
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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    Mr Speaker,I would like to ask the Prime Minister his opinion on Nottinghamshire police recording unwanted verbal engagement as a hate crime?
    I'm very pleased to learn that Nottinghamshire police have solved and prevented literally every imaginable crime so they have enough time to waste on this PC feminist baloney, nevertheless I'd like them to stop making fools of themselves and this country. I shall discuss our options with the Home Secretary and attempt to stop this rubbish at least within the MHoC.

    The language they use to describe and justify their ridiculous ideas of social justice as if adult women were mentally unstable five-year-olds who are being molested by their uncle on a daily basis is unacceptable and insulting. To suggest that wolf-whistling can be “extremely distressing” is not only utterly daft but also very embarrassing.

    This worrying trend of treating people like some flimsy professional victims fuelled by social justice warriors needs to stop. Words can hurt one's feelings, but it isn't and never will be a reason for calling the police. Weak individuals who claim to suffer as a result of ‘verbal abuse’ should be treated by psychiatrists or left to perish.

    I wonder why I'm not surprised by the looks of the two sexually frustrated masculine spinsters (is that really a woman on the right?) who thought of this crap? Hmm…

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    I'm very pleased to learn that Nottinghamshire police have solved and prevented literally every imaginable crime so they have enough time to waste on this PC feminist baloney, nevertheless I'd like them to stop making fools of themselves and this country. I shall discuss our options with the Home Secretary and attempt to stop this rubbish at least within the MHoC.

    The language they use to describe and justify their ridiculous ideas of social justice as if adult women were mentally unstable five-year-olds who are being molested by their uncle on a daily basis is unacceptable and insulting. To suggest that wolf-whistling can be “extremely distressing” is not only utterly daft but also very embarrassing.

    This worrying trend of treating people like some flimsy professional victims fuelled by social justice warriors needs to stop. Words can hurt ones feelings, but it isn't and never will be a reason for calling the police. Weak individuals who claim to suffer as a result of ‘verbal abuse’ should be treated by psychiatrists or left to perish.

    I wonder why I'm not surprised by the looks of the two sexually frustrated masculine spinsters (is that really a woman on the right?) who thought of this crap? Hmm…

    I agree, when the police decide that everyday interaction is a hate crime then we are going to have major problems
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Mr Speaker, I'd like to commend the Prime Minister for heeding my calls for a session PMQs so soon after exit polls indicated his party - a supposed great party of state - came third in the recent by election, losing to their very own coalition partners. For all his flaws as a political leader, he is a gutsy and amicable fellow.

    Could the Prime Minister enlighten the House as to whether he is worried that his mandate will be in anyway damaged (or smashed into tiny pieces) by the by election result that we are currently awaiting? Or does he find solace in the fact that on a joint government ticket the electorate may well have voted for his preferred candidate?
    Quotes and tags in edited messages don't trigger notifications so I didn't notice your question until now (just so you know I haven't been ignoring it).

    First of all, thanks for those positive remarks despite the lamentable flaws!

    As for your question, I'm not worried at all. I obviously can't speak my mind freely at this point but it's fair to say that I'm much more relaxed now, about three months into the term, than at the very beginning. Despite the formal prestige of my current role and the prime position of our party, I begin to realise the costs of being in government are perhaps not quite proportional to the benefits.

    The by-election was unfortunate and embarrassing for the government, however it's not the time to point fingers. I'm not feeling responsible, though I certainly could have done some things better. I now expect the government to lose a seat, however our mandate will remain to be stronger than that of the last government, and if UKIP continue to prefer this coalition government over one involving Labour, Socialists or Greens, our voting power will stay the same (although we'll have to take greater care to avoid snufkins and other backstabbing animals).

    Our current objective is to finalise all remaining Statements of Intent and of course publish a budget. We're also working on four new bills that should be ready soon.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Quotes and tags in edited messages don't trigger notifications so I didn't notice your question until now (just so you know I haven't been ignoring it).

    First of all, thanks for those positive remarks despite the lamentable flaws!

    As for your question, I'm not worried at all. I obviously can't speak my mind freely at this point but it's fair to say that I'm much more relaxed now, about three months into the term, than at the very beginning. Despite the formal prestige of my current role and the prime position of our party, I begin to realise the costs of being in government are perhaps not quite proportional to the benefits.

    The by-election was unfortunate and embarrassing for the government, however it's not the time to point fingers. I'm not feeling responsible, though I certainly could have done some things better. I now expect the government to lose a seat, however our mandate will remain to be stronger than that of the last government, and if UKIP continue to prefer this coalition government over one involving Labour, Socialists or Greens, our voting power will stay the same (although we'll have to take greater care to avoid snufkins and other backstabbing animals).

    Our current objective is to finalise all remaining Statements of Intent and of course publish a budget. We're also working on four new bills that should be ready soon.
    Fair enough, I'll remember that for next time.

    I struggle to see how the PM thinks this government will have a stronger mandate than the last, seeing as it has fewer seats and votes...

    Government often comes at a cost - for the PM it appears to be sub-par advice from his Treasury. As such, for my follow up question, will the PM pledge to put his considerable weight behind B1011? - the corporation tax reforms will give him a much more sophisticated toolkit for achieving the supposed goals of the government's less than ideal and costly Corporation Tax Bill.
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    Mr Speaker, the PM noted that he no approaches the half-way point of his first term of office. So, for my second question, I'd like to ask him what he feels has been his historic government's greatest achievement.
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    Fair enough, I'll remember that for next time.

    I struggle to see how the PM thinks this government will have a stronger mandate than the last, seeing as it has fewer seats and votes...

    Government often comes at a cost - for the PM it appears to be sub-par advice from his Treasury. As such, for my follow up question, will the PM pledge to put his considerable weight behind B1011? - the corporation tax reforms will give him a much more sophisticated toolkit for achieving the supposed goals of the government's less than ideal and costly Corporation Tax Bill.
    Ah, sorry, I got it mixed up with the one before that which had only 20 seats. My point is that you personally formed and led a government with fewer seats so let's not be hypocritical, aye?

    We'll have an internal chat about B1011 and see. I haven't had time to fully consider it yet, sorry.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Mr Speaker, the PM noted that he no approaches the half-way point of his first term of office. So, for my second question, I'd like to ask him what he feels has been his historic government's greatest achievement.
    Unfortunately, achievements worthy of superlatives are yet to come (may the LORD bless our budget). Undeniably, our performance so far hasn't been stellar—first due to the exam period and other RL commitments which rendered us fairly unproductive, then because of internal issues. Our party has been receiving little support from the rest of the coalition and we're currently trying to rectify that (the issue of NLP is already solved). With partial support from UKIP, we fought off the MoNC and considerably improved our output, and we have also been able to submit multiple solid bills and statements. I'm not ready to be smug or even satisfied but by TSR standards, I think we've done a decent job so far.
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    Unfortunately, achievements worthy of superlatives are yet to come (may the LORD bless our budget). Undeniably, our performance so far hasn't been stellar—first due to the exam period and other RL commitments which rendered us fairly unproductive, then because of internal issues. Our party has been receiving little support from the rest of the coalition and we're currently trying to rectify that (the issue of NLP is already solved). With partial support from UKIP, we fought off the MoNC and considerably improved our output, and we have also been able to submit multiple solid bills and statements. I'm not ready to be smug or even satisfied but by TSR standards, I think we've done a decent job so far.
    PM gets the last words so here's my final follow up.

    Now that the PM has actually been in government for a not unreasonable length of time - does he think his past criticisms of governments led by myself and others as incompetent are, by any sane measure, deserving of said criticism if what we currently have is an example of a 'decent job'? After all, let's not be hypocritical, aye?
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    PM gets the last words so here's my final follow up.

    Now that the PM has actually been in government for a not unreasonable length of time - does he think his past criticisms of governments led by myself and others as incompetent are, by any sane measure, deserving of said criticism if what we currently have is an example of a 'decent job'? After all, let's not be hypocritical, aye?
    Yes, I do, at least for the most part. Sorry, but your May 2015 – July 2015 government was a farce, the one after that led by Greens was so off the chart that it should be just erased from memory, and your second one… well, I guess your second one, which was taken over by Fez after about a month, actually did some good (in terms of output and organisation), but deteriorated quickly. If you look at the reasons which we listed as justification for the MoNC, I think you'll find them considerably more alarming than those used in the MoNC against us. I also believe that members of other parties tend to be more cocky and therefore deserve criticism more than those who merely do as best as they can without making bombastic claims.

    Nevertheless, it's fair to say that my current experience would have made me reconsider some of the criticism, especially that of figures such as the PM who are often forced to either beg or do it themselves. Without internal motivation and dedication, we can hardly expect stellar results, and some members may even be detrimental to the effort put up by others. In other words, I realise it's more difficult than what two years in opposition make it seem.
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