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VOTE: MHoC By-election (July 2014) Watch

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    PicardianSocialist (sponsored by TSR Libertarian Party)
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    tehFrance (sponsored by TSR Conservative Party)
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    St. Brynjar (sponsored by TSR Green, TSR Socialist, and TSR Labour parties)
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    39.51%
    Ruitker (sponsored by TSR UKIP)
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    MacDaddi (sponsored by TSR Liberal Party)
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    (Original post by Will95206)
    Hear hear, if they cannot keep their original seat then why are they allowed more!
    We don't have a problem filling our seats either, it's just some members who have made good MPs seem afraid to step forward.
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    May be a Green member but he's sponsored by other parties in the Government which is why it's baffling as to why they're sponsoring when they struggle themselves.
    Because they want a pro-government candidate to be elected? His sponsorship doesn't hinder their ability to fill their seats.
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Well it's an independent one so of course you're not going to extend your majority, you are however going to have a government sponsored seat when you can't fill your old seats. Ridiculous.
    I didn't know it was an independent one - I was confused.

    We have had no problem filling our old seats. We have concurrently filled that up and have St running for this.
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    I'm amused that the fight for illusory EU reform is being led by a man with a huge picture of the Eiffel Tower and the colours of a foreign flag on his manifesto.
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    Off topic for a moment i'd like to put an end to the constant badgering of activity. The Greens have declared activity fine, we haven't had a problem with activity since the start of the previous term. I don't even see any serious issues in Labour.

    Back on topic however, this by-election has some big guns in it an interesting one by all accounts.
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      (Original post by Observatory)
      I'm amused that the fight for illusory EU reform is being led by a man with a huge picture of the Eiffel Tower and the colours of a foreign flag on his manifesto.
      The UK needs reform and the referendum to make their mind up once and for all. I'd fight for that much as either way Europe will go on with or without Great Britain.
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      (Original post by tehFrance)
      The UK needs reform and the referendum to make their mind up once and for all. I'd fight for that much as either way Europe will go on with or without Great Britain.
      What are the reforms without which you would support withdrawing the UK from the EU?
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        (Original post by Observatory)
        What are the reforms without which you would support withdrawing the UK from the EU?
        I'll fight for the powers that were lost to be returned, I'll make sure the city is safe and whatever else the people want. I don't support the UK leaving the EU but at the same time why should the UK be in something it's not happy with? I'd be easier to see the UK out and carry on with the EU project that keep stopping and stalling each time the UK has an issue, there's a chance for reform, once and for all it's now and then, then you must decide what path you wish to take.
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        (Original post by tehFrance)
        I'll fight for the powers that were lost to be returned,
        Which ones?

        I'll make sure the city is safe
        How?

        and whatever else the people want.
        Some want to repudiate all the treaties. Others want to join the Eurozone. The best I can tell is that you want to make the Eurosceptics go away.

        I don't support the UK leaving the EU but at the same time why should the UK be in something it's not happy with? I'd be easier to see the UK out and carry on with the EU project that keep stopping and stalling each time the UK has an issue, there's a chance for reform, once and for all it's now and then, then you must decide what path you wish to take.
        I'm not sure the question, simply posed, has been entirely clear. If you support EU membership on any terms then you do not support reform. If you support EU membership on some terms but not others, it's strange that you don't clearly explain those terms, first in the manifesto, and again when explicitly asked.

        Knowing the terms of reform you want would also allow us to better evaluate the chances of it happening.
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        (Original post by tehFrance)
        Just because I'm French doesn't mean I'm not in favour of a better deal for Britain! I'd actually prefer that Britain is made happy so the continent can move on
        Yeah. Also, the EU elections in France had a Eurosceptic winner too.
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        (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
        Off topic for a moment i'd like to put an end to the constant badgering of activity. The Greens have declared activity fine, we haven't had a problem with activity since the start of the previous term. I don't even see any serious issues in Labour.

        Back on topic however, this by-election has some big guns in it an interesting one by all accounts.
        Agreed.
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        teh France.

        Obviously as you are from France, there are a number of questions about wether you are suitable for this seat in a British parliament. I would like to extend them thoughts from the Labour Reform thread when you posted the following

        (Original post by tehFrance)

        I'm yet to use British public services so no, it's not hypocritical.
        To me that means you may have less knowledge of the British public services, than some other people!
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        (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
        Yeah. Also, the EU elections in France had a Eurosceptic winner too.
        The French winners were a nasty bunch of people who would probably form a second Vichy regime if fascists ever invaded France again. Whatever you think about UKIP they would never be collaborationists like that.

        Anyway, any chance of a mass PM? I appreciate the lack of a Monster Raving Loony candidate makes the election less interesting (!) but turnout is low.
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          (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
          Yeah. Also, the EU elections in France had a Eurosceptic winner too.
          No, Front National are a bunch of racist fascists, they're practically Nazis, basically they're the French BNP :fuhrer:
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          teh France.

          Obviously as you are from France, there are a number of questions about wether you are suitable for this seat in a British parliament. I would like to extend them thoughts from the Labour Reform thread when you posted the following

          To me that means you may have less knowledge of the British public services, than some other people!
          I habe been an MP previously, I was fine then as I'll be awesome now

          I'm aware of how the British public services work, my mother used to work in them until she left for the private sector I read the news enough to understand the struggles British people face on a daily basis with them also I have heard stories from the poor souls that go public :lol:
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            Ruitker - first of all good luck in your first election campaign. We've all been new here, we've all contested first elections so its good to see a new face in an election campaign.

            My question to you is, you've said you will defend every piece of UKIP legislation. What if a piece was submitted by UKIP which you simply could not agree with, would you still put forward a stout hearted defence of the legislation in the House


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            (Original post by Matthew_Lowson)
            Ruitker - first of all good luck in your first election campaign. We've all been new here, we've all contested first elections so its good to see a new face in an election campaign.My question to you is, you've said you will defend every piece of UKIP legislation. What if a piece was submitted by UKIP which you simply could not agree with, would you still put forward a stout hearted defence of the legislation in the House
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              (Original post by Ruitker)
              Yes
              Thanks for the reply, any further explanation?
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              (Original post by Matthew_Lowson)
              Thanks for the reply, any further explanation?
              No.
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              (Original post by tehFrance)
              No, Front National are a bunch of racist fascists, they're practically Nazis, basically they're the French BNP :fuhrer:
              Agreed, but the fact that they're using opposition to the EU's economic and immigration policies to gain support and legitimacy brings up that:

              a) The French people are more Eurosceptic than many people give them credit for.
              b) The EU's policies are helping promote racism in member states (Greece is another noteable example). EU/IMF austerity is the new Treaty of Versailles
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              (Original post by barnetlad)
              The French winners were a nasty bunch of people who would probably form a second Vichy regime if fascists ever invaded France again. Whatever you think about UKIP they would never be collaborationists like that.

              Anyway, any chance of a mass PM? I appreciate the lack of a Monster Raving Loony candidate makes the election less interesting (!) but turnout is low.
              I'm not saying FN are nice. They're not. They're dangerous racists, but they, like Golden Dawn in Greece, are making hay out of the EU's screwed up monetary and immigration policies.
             
             
             
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