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    (Original post by ukebert)
    To be fair as soon as governments get elected they do tend to vanish utterly. the labour people last term were OK though.



    Not an option. The amendment is enshrined in law, you are required to submit a member. Why would you not, anyway?

    On reflection I would support a VonC in the government at this point.
    We could always break or bend the law

    But no, seriously, what is the point of this?
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    Wait a few weeks before you call a VonC, as i said, things are changing and things will be sorted by 3rd Nov.
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    On reflection I would support a VonC in the government at this point.
    Agreed.
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    however, if we do it right away and time it right then it'll coincidde with the american election, meaning that people will be interested in politics.
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    Yes we have disapeared somewhat in terms of bills; or at least I have. This is obviously entirely my fault and I have resigned, we're currently electing a new leader. See? Accountability is a fine thing!

    My inactivity wasn't born out of pure idleness, but rather too much of my ime has been delegated to other things. Principally, I've been on an exchange trip to America (which I'm currently still on), and while its very exciting being here in the middle of the election and all, it seems to eat time and stress, and so the prospect of delegating more of my time to the time and stress of presenting a bill to a hostile crowd becomes unpalatable. So sorry, I became leader of the Labour party at the wrong time in my life, and someone else will ahve a go and I'm sure bring us back on track (and hopefully get us up again in time for the election)

    For our part, we have tried to get some cooperation going with the LibDems, I sent each of their leaders (since I didn't realise Eru had disapeared) a PM asking about cooperation about EMA reform (hooray! I hear you shout) and we have not yet recieved a response.

    Edit: And if we call a VONC now it'll be at least two weeks after the US election before it starts
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    Well I have seen the proposed EMA Bill, which we are still debating. And there is another bill that we are currently looking at as well.
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    (Original post by Nightowl)
    Edit: And if we call a VONC now it'll be at least two weeks after the US election before it starts
    Hmm, I had hoped to get it within a week of it, although I admit that I haven't looked at the relevant clause in the constitution yet. I wasn't around for much of last election, and one before that went on for ever because of pig's absence. My first election I was a member after the vote began. So out of the 4 elections I've been involved with so far, I have only observed one of them going according to plan :p:
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    Well I have seen the proposed EMA Bill, which we are still debating. And there is another bill that we are currently looking at as well.
    Great.
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    as for "no active members.", im a member, and im very active. Thus your reasoning is illogical.
    I meant MP's, I havent seen a Lib Dem MP around in quite sometime, with all due respect, you are new to the house and so you are looking to get involved as much as possible, wait 5 months down the line and see if you are as active as you are now, this is the problem with the Lib Dem party in the house at the moment, many were willing to grab seats after the election and many were willing to become MP's but since then we have (+the socialists have) seen little activity from the Lib Dem MP's.

    Furthermore, as you are the only member of the Lib Dem's to respond to my political attacks, it kind of demonstrates the problem pretty clearly. The week after the election, most of your MP's would have chipped in this thread, but now only one member defends the criticism.
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    To be fair as soon as governments get elected they do tend to vanish utterly. the labour people last term were OK though.
    A further reason why people should only be considering voting either Tory or Socialist, as we are the only two parties to remain active during this term. Also with the system we have put in place within our party, a Tory government wouldnt just vanish after the election.
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    Yes, i am but one new member, but wit 5 months, then see if iv become less active. i guarantee that if anything the opposite will be true. I do understand the frustration you must feel at the lack of inactivity, but soon we will have a new leader and that will spur things on if nothing else.

    As to being the only one to respond to your attacks, the attack I initially responded to was at 23:31 pm last night. Have some patience.
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    (Original post by davireland)
    A further reason why people should only be considering voting either Tory or Socialist, as we are the only two parties to remain active during this term. Also with the system we have put in place within our party, a Tory government wouldnt just vanish after the election.
    I would suggest that, bar for the fact the sadly you would probably get more MP's than us
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    I'm going to PM Mr Speaker proposing that a Vote of No Confidence be held.

    Anyone else who wishes to do the same, please do.
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    Is there any point in another VoNC when the next election is due in a few weeks anyway?
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    i don't think there is, though i would see it as a chance for the Lib Dems to re-group for the next election. If we have been as inactive as you say then that will be represented at the next elections, which arn't far away.
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    (Original post by AnythingButChardonnay)
    I'm going to PM Mr Speaker proposing that a Vote of No Confidence be held.

    Anyone else who wishes to do the same, please do.
    Sigh. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by AnythingButChardonnay)
    I'm going to PM Mr Speaker proposing that a Vote of No Confidence be held.

    Anyone else who wishes to do the same, please do.
    I will also. It should be quite fun :p:
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    I will also. It should be quite fun :p:
    I can barely contain my excitement.

    The sad thing is that I'm only being slightly sarcastic!
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    i know what you mean AbC, TSR-HoC is meant to be fun as well as politically educational though so surely it being fun is a good thing.
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    I'll probably support a VONC as it aligns the elections to earlier than they are usually.. which is part of my secret agenda :ninja:
 
 
 
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