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What turned people against opinion polls is that they were too frequent. I'm not against one in the middle of the term, and in fact your blog analysis of it was very interesting. However, you were putting them up weekly or fortnightly, and people got fed up.
Yeah, that was annoying. One or two per term would be fine.
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Yeah, that was annoying. One or two per term would be fine.
The thing is, you won't get as high a turnout, and results can end up being way off the mark. That'd be my own reservation.

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In understand your frustration - I felt that very same frustration, except I pushed for opinion polls, a Model House of Lords and a thread dedicated to discussing HoC Article amendments. None of which took off.

You need to understand that regular opinion polls just do not work in the MHoC. We know, we've been there, done that.

Why not focus your energy on legislation rather than trying to change everything that works?
I don't want to conduct frequent opinion polls, but two per term would probably be OK.

And yes, I'm going to focus on legislation sometime soon. Thanks.
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I don't want to conduct frequent opinion polls, but two per term would probably be OK.

And yes, I'm going to focus on legislation sometime soon.
I'm open to 1 opinion poll, slap bang in the middle of the term - with commentary written by MhoCers, yourself if you wish but also someone with experience. This would be included not in a separate blog article but in the Ad HoC House newsletter.

Oh and of course, no electoral reform.
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The thing is, you won't get as high a turnout, and results can end up being way off the mark. That'd be my own reservation.

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I understand your concerns, but I would spread the two opinion polls. Statistics are interesting to work with.
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I'm open to 1 opinion poll, slap bang in the middle of the term - with commentary written by MhoCers, yourself if you wish but also someone with experience. This would be included not in a separate blog article but in the Ad HoC House newsletter.

Oh and of course, no electoral reform.
Would two really be too much?
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I raised this point a few weeks ago, but what are peoples thoughts on a crisis committee?

Could be made up of 10 people - 1 person from each party, The Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and possibly the UK MUN representative.

It'd add an element of surprise to the MHoC and make us have to act on different issues.

The crisis committee would come up with an event or national/internation dilemma which the government and MHoC would have to act on e.g A Natural disaster or a Terrorist Act.

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I raised this point a few weeks ago, but what are peoples thoughts on a crisis committee?

Could be made up of 10 people - 1 person from each party, The Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and possibly the UK MUN representative.

It'd add an element of surprise to the MHoC and make us have to act on different issues.

The crisis committee would come up with an event or national/internation dilemma which the government and MHoC would have to act on e.g A Natural disaster or a Terrorist Act.

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Good idea. Events work well at attracting people to the place.

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Would two really be too much?
An election every two months plus any by-elections would be too much. Even one I'd rather not have.
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I raised this point a few weeks ago, but what are peoples thoughts on a crisis committee?

Could be made up of 10 people - 1 person from each party, The Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and possibly the UK MUN representative.

It'd add an element of surprise to the MHoC and make us have to act on different issues.

The crisis committee would come up with an event or national/internation dilemma which the government and MHoC would have to act on e.g A Natural disaster or a Terrorist Act.

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The UK MUN rep should now hopefully be the foreign sec at all times.
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I raised this point a few weeks ago, but what are peoples thoughts on a crisis committee?

Could be made up of 10 people - 1 person from each party, The Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and possibly the UK MUN representative.

It'd add an element of surprise to the MHoC and make us have to act on different issues.

The crisis committee would come up with an event or national/internation dilemma which the government and MHoC would have to act on e.g A Natural disaster or a Terrorist Act.
As long as these things were real. All of the hypothetical stuff is partly what pushed me away from the MUN.
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As long as these things were real. All of the hypothetical stuff is partly what pushed me away from the MUN.
It'd be fake events, like for example:

"A 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake hits Dover, killing 15 people and causing damage to hundreds/thousands of homes"

Then the Government would have to react.

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It'd be fake events, like for example:

"A 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake hits Dover, killing 15 people and causing damage to hundreds/thousands of homes"

Then the Government would have to react.
Not keen on that. We should stick to the real.
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An election every two months plus any by-elections would be too much. Even one I'd rather not have.
1 opinion poll is fine. Thanks!
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Not keen on that. We should stick to the real.
If it were fake events, then we wouldnt have so many quiet periods.

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I raised this point a few weeks ago, but what are peoples thoughts on a crisis committee?

Could be made up of 10 people - 1 person from each party, The Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and possibly the UK MUN representative.

It'd add an element of surprise to the MHoC and make us have to act on different issues.

The crisis committee would come up with an event or national/internation dilemma which the government and MHoC would have to act on e.g A Natural disaster or a Terrorist Act.

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I love this idea, again, something that is touched on in that place we cannot talk about
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I love this idea, again, something that is touched on in that place we cannot talk about
I really must visit this place some time.

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I really must visit this place some time.

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I stood as a Junior and got a vote share of about 2% I think, hence I have really lost interest in said place, I say "said," but what I meant for all those watching is "have not said"
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I stood as a Junior and got a vote share of about 2% I think, hence I have really lost interest in said place, I say "said," but what I meant for all those watching is "have not said"
Ah that's a shame.

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I love this idea, again, something that is touched on in that place we cannot talk about
(Original post by nebelbon)
Good idea. Events work well at attracting people to the place.

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How would I go about writing something like this up?

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