B584 - Order of the British Empire (Amendment) Bill 2013 Watch

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As if we needed to accelerate our reduction in national pride. I can hardly think of a more frivolous use of parliamentary time.
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No, I am suggesting there might be a majority based on the negative association with Empire in the country.
It's certainly not a pressing issue, but it is an issue. I don't see any 'pressing' bills in the house at the minute.
Right so you basically don't know if this is what the public want then and you're basing this entire Bill on the refusals of a few celebrities (in contrast to the vast majority who accept the honours by the way!) I suppose that this just shows how utterly pointless the Bill is.
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This bill aims to tackle the association with the "terrible" Imperialism within our history with regards to these awards. It does not address the association equally terrible Feudalism which we also experienced. Why would that be my right honourable colleagues?

I suggest that the Feudalistic language within the bill is now culturally accepted, indeed this is implied by the fact the writers did not seek to change that.
On that basis I say that removing the imperial language we have is neither here nor there, and this is purely a product of attempting to govern by populism.
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This has entered cessation.
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This has gone to a second reading.
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