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MHoC By-Election: Voting Watch

  • View Poll Results: Who should be elected as an MP in seat 50?
    Aph
    3
    2.94%
    adam9317
    22
    21.57%
    Birchington
    23
    22.55%
    george_c00per
    34
    33.33%
    ABoyHasNoName
    17
    16.67%
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    3
    2.94%

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Good to know what you're all into...

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    I think the act itself is absolutely abhorrent. It's just that I don't see why it should be illegal if it does not harm anyone.

    (Original post by Life_peer)
    What's next, opt-out?
    I think that'd be pushing it
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    (Original post by cBay)
    I'm your proxy haha (100% record), and your other MPs haven't missed any votes of late looking at your voting record.

    If you want to replace me with TBM or whoever though then go ahead... I don't really intend to be involved with MHoC much anymore, just proxying when I'm needed.
    I'm referring to Little Toy Gun's seat, as they are currently on holiday; not the seat you're occupying.


    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Lol. I look forward to hearing how Andy managed to not notice this.
    See above


    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    They sign something before they die giving consent. I'm not saying I'd support absolutely any bill under any circumstances on it though. Just that with the right regulations etc, I do not see why it shouldn't be decriminalised.
    Fair enough

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Well let's see:

    UKIP: The usual. Nope
    Adam: Plenty of stuff there but the policies are a bit meh for me.
    Your guy: The manifesto looks OK but it doesn't do anything for me and there's a few ideas in there that I'm not keen on.
    Aph: The formatting was so horrible I couldn't read it.
    Birch: There's not much there, but mostly agreeable stuff.

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    Our party is putting forward the only left-wing alternative. The Liberals, bless them, have put forward something bland, noncommittal and uninspiring. Ultimately, as much as I love Birch, a vote for the Liberals is a vote to strengthen the Tory-led government that lost the seat and can't even organise a way of ensuring they keep it.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    I think the act itself is absolutely abhorrent. It's just that I don't see why it should be illegal if it does not harm anyone.



    I think that'd be pushing it
    So what abhorrence are you going to try to legalise next?

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    I'm referring to Little Toy Gun's seat, as they are currently on holiday; not the seat you're occupying.




    See above




    Fair enough

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    Fair enough. As I said TBM may be able to help you. Or picklescamp.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Our party is putting forward the only left-wing alternative. The Liberals, bless them, have put forward something bland, noncommittal and uninspiring. Ultimately, as much as I love Birch, a vote for the Liberals is a vote to strengthen the Tory-led government that lost the seat and can't even organise a way of ensuring they keep it.
    I'll openly admit it is bland, but it's the most agreeable out of the bunch for me.

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    Necrophilia is grotesque.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    So what abhorrence are you going to try to legalise next?

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    You'll have to wait and see

    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Necrophilia is grotesque.
    I don't disagree
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    I'll openly admit it is bland, but it's the most agreeable out of the bunch for me.

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    I'm genuinely curious as to what policy of ours you disapprove of. Because if we assume that the Liberals agree with their own government then 'economically sensible' means spending about 6 billion more on defence and cutting corporation tax receipts by 10 billion.
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    Let's hope spoiled ballot gets elected.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    I'm genuinely curious as to what policy of ours you disapprove of. Because if we assume that the Liberals agree with their own government then 'economically sensible' means spending about 6 billion more on defence and cutting corporation tax receipts by 10 billion.
    Mainly number two if I'm honest. The RNLI are currently doing a bloody good job left to their own devices. Why would we want to **** it up with government oversight?

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Mainly number two if I'm honest. The RNLI are currently doing a bloody good job left to their own devices. Why would we want to **** it up with government oversight?

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    It would solve their funding difficult culture and eliminate the 'salvage' controversy. The protection of the people should not be left to charities or private organisations.

    "Charity is a cold grey loveless thing. If a rich man wants to help the poor, he should pay his taxes gladly, not dole out money at a whim."

    - Clement Attlee
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    It would solve their funding difficult culture and eliminate the 'salvage' controversy. The protection of the people should not be left to charities or private organisations.

    "Charity is a cold grey loveless thing. If a rich man wants to help the poor, he should pay his taxes gladly, not dole out money at a whim."

    - Clement Attlee
    I agree with funding them; but i don't know what the salvage issue is

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    I agree with funding them; but i don't know what the salvage issue is

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    The minor but genuine concern that volunteers might abuse their position to claim the possessions of those they rescue.

    Nontheless the real issue is that, for the sake of accountability, state funding must be accompanied by state oversight and the UK is one of few developed countries that don't centrally administer such an important service.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    The minor but genuine concern that volunteers might abuse their position to claim the possessions of those they rescue.

    Nontheless the real issue is that, for the sake of accountability, state funding must be accompanied by state oversight and the UK is one of few developed countries that don't centrally administer such an important service.
    Try telling that to DFID

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Try telling that to DFID

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    I actually had the DFID in mind when I made the comment. I can assure that I believe foreign aid funds should be far, far more closely controlled so that they're actually used effectively and not used to fund corruption.

    tl;dr When I'm Prime Minister, I will.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    The minor but genuine concern that volunteers might abuse their position to claim the possessions of those they rescue.

    Nontheless the real issue is that, for the sake of accountability, state funding must be accompanied by state oversight and the UK is one of few developed countries that don't centrally administer such an important service.
    That would be a concern either way

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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    I actually had the DFID in mind when I made the comment. I can assure that I believe foreign aid funds should be far, far more closely controlled so that they're actually used effectively and not used to fund corruption.

    tl;dr When I'm Prime Minister, I will.
    Somebody seems confident

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    That would be a concern either way

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    Obviously less likely to be a concern with oversight. And the more critical point is accountability. I don't see how you, the leader of the Green Party, could possibly suggest that such democratising oversight would '**** it up'.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Somebody seems confident
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    Confidence is key.
 
 
 
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