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B404 - Misrepresentation in Party Names Bill watch

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    B404 - Misrepresentation in Party Names Bill, TSR Monster Raving Loony Party, TheCrackInTime (Seconder)

    A bill to ban misrepresentation in party names. Because we've been talking about this for ages, so we should probably do something about it. And by something, I mean Ann Widdecome this.

    Preamble

    It has come to our attention that some of the TSR parties seem to be passing themselves off as something they're not. To my knowledge, the TSR Labour Party has never given birth to anyone, and the TSR Socialist Party seem to rarely socialise with anyone outside their forum, let alone throwing any parties. By this misrepresentation inherent in their party name they are defrauding the electorate. This travesty must stop.

    To avoid committing the same fraud, following the reading of this preamble the House must go for a short walk.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1. All parties must have names whose meaning accurately reflects the actions of the party.

    (1) Any party wishing to use the designation Labour must either:
    (a) give birth to a smaller version of itself at least once each parliament; or
    (b) conduct a minimum quantity of arduous physical toil on behalf of the rest of the House (their capitalist oppressors).
    (i) This clause may be completed by performing any manual work required in hosting the annual MHoC meet.

    (2) Any party wishing to use the designation Socialist must host and be the life and soul of a party (or at least a MHoC meet) at least once annually. Any party using the designation Unionist must attend this party as one and be tied together for the duration. Any party referring to itself as an Independence party must refuse to attend the Socialist's party and instead holding an alternative party, open only to themselves, at the same time.

    (3) Any party wishing to use the designation Conservative must act like a collective of posh twits. If its combined level of twittery comes into doubt, its members must compete in an a last-man-standing Upper-Class Twit of the Year competition (this can be replaced by any form of soggy biscuit with the agreement of the Speaker).

    (4) Any party wishing to use the designation Centre must happen during the Middle of the Film. As such, they must post a party thread exactly halfway through every parliament.

    (5) Any party wishing to use the designation Liberal Democrat must act in an incoherent and wildly erratic manner, since nobody knows what the phrase 'Liberal Democrat' actually means and many consider it a contradiction in terms.

    (6) Any party wishing to use the designation Libertarian must choose a different Will each term and campaign for their freedom.

    (7) The TSR Conservative and Liberal Democrat Parties are deemed to have met the criteria in (3) and (5) above. See 2.(2) below.

    2. Commencement, short title and extent

    (1) This Bill may be cited as the Misrepresentation in Party Names Bill. Because that's its title. It doesn't like being called by a nickname, it tends to make it angry. And you wouldn't like it when it's angry.

    (2) This Bill shall come into force on 1 December 2011. Except clauses 1.(3) and 1.(5) which are considered natural law and thus have been met for the entirety of known time.

    (3) This Bill extends to all parts of TheStudentRoom. Even the bed :hubba:
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    Didn't even make me laugh. Pretty poor joke bill tbh.
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    Aye!
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    I'm AGAINST this. The Bill is lame. This Bill should be voted against.

    The bit about my Party is completely false.

    The Lib Dems are coherent and act sensibly.

    People do understand about The Liberal Democrats.
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    (Original post by xXedixXx)
    Didn't even make me laugh. Pretty poor joke bill tbh.
    It is true that sadly we couldn't come up with anything quite as silly as your party's joke bill :eviltongue:
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    We cool for this term then?
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    It is true that sadly we couldn't come up with anything quite as silly as your party's joke bill :eviltongue:
    Genuinely took the words out of my mouth.

    It's a shame that we had to follow the funniest bill this term.
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    (Original post by Morgsie)
    I'm AGAINST this. The Bill is lame. This Bill should be voted against.

    The bit about my Party is completely false.

    The Lib Dems are coherent and act sensibly.

    People do understand about The Liberal Democrats.
    Oh they do? I thought there were millions of young people who thought they voted for a pro-education anti-fees anti-cuts party, and found out they were horribly mistaken.

    I also note that the TSR Government's bills this term have been the epitome of 'Liberal' and 'Democratic' - forcing people to wear helmets because they can't be trusted to decide for themselves and taxing anything productive to within an inch of it's life.

    Put together, it does seem that the RL Liberal Democrats meet the Liberal part and the TSR Lib Dems may meet the democratic one, but both seem entirely incoherent and incompatible with each other, suggesting those who believe they're a contradiction in terms may well be right.

    Or, you know, I could be talking entirely out of my ass. Who knows?
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    Firstly, this would have to be an amendment. Technicalities aside however I would like to address 1)a) as unfeasible. A parliamentary term lasts 6 months, while labour takes 9. This still isn't feasable however as this is the term of labour for femal homo sapien sapiens, not political parties which take much longer. The TSR Labour party will become the TSR New Parent Party in it's own time, not to a time frame set by the loony party.
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    Firstly, this would have to be an amendment.
    DING DING DING! We have a winner! Only 9 posts in as well, congratulations Dayne!

    I was getting a little worried the House had lost its hard-earned level of anal pedantry and nobody would notice this.

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    Aye. I like to think I've been incoherent and wildly erratic for some time.
    Some might say it's the more charming side to me.


    I'd also like to do Ann Widdicombe though.
    She's a babe.
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    Firstly, this would have to be an amendment. Technicalities aside however I would like to address 1)a) as unfeasible. A parliamentary term lasts 6 months, while labour takes 9. This still isn't feasable however as this is the term of labour for femal homo sapien sapiens, not political parties which take much longer. The TSR Labour party will become the TSR New Parent Party in it's own time, not to a time frame set by the loony party.
    It is possible, you just have to time the conceptions at the right time, of course you'd miss the first one or two termly targets.
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    So much potential yet such a disappointment :sad:

    I had high hopes when I saw it was by the Monster Raving Loony Party
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    Making jokes longer is always the recipe for making them funnier... :sad:
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    Ugh
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    Hells yeah. A MRLP clause wouldn't go to miss either!
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    Its almost funny, but with MRLP i was expecting better
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    It is true that sadly we couldn't come up with anything quite as silly as your party's joke bill :eviltongue:
    Now that made me laugh +1 ;p
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    (Original post by Stricof)
    Hells yeah. A MRLP clause wouldn't go to miss either!
    I realised we forgot this just after it was posted. I'll probably add one for the vote. Though other than the obvious (being literally loony monsters who rave) I can't think of a good clause.

    It seems from the reaction we couldn't think of good clauses for the other parties either. Though I think people forget that the purpose of the MRLP is not just to be funny, but to point out how silly mainstream politics can be. I thought the constant discussion of voters assuming party names refer to RL parties was ripe for making fun of, and the switch to literal meanings of each party took this to a natural and funny extreme. With the side point of making fun of the general reaction the House has to bills that should be amendments. I guess I was wrong on the funny though. But I still think it meets its other point well - pointing out how silly the whole party names discussion being the #1 topic of debate is. And it still amused me.
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    Any party using the designation Unionist must attend this party as one and be tied together for the duration.
    :rofl:
 
 
 
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