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V478 - British Olympic Team Renaming Bill, TSR Labour

British Olympic Team Renaming Bill

Preamble:
This Bill renames the British Olympic team to incorporate all constituent countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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. Change
(1) The British Olympic Team shall be renamed from: "Team GB and Northern Ireland" to "Team United Kingdom", and may be abbreviated to "Team UK".


2. Commencement, short title and extent
(1) This Act may be cited as the British Olympic Team Renaming Act 2012.
(2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and
(3) Shall come into force within six months after the 2012 Summer Olympic Games following Royal Assent.


NotesThe British Olympic Team name has been controversial for many people in Northern Ireland, especially those who align themselves with the Unionist parties as it somewhat alienates them from the rest of Britain. Northern Irish athletes are members of "Team GB" however the abbreviated name of the British Olympic Team has no inclusion of Northern Ireland whatsoever.
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What the BOA wish to call their team is not a matter for Parliament. It is a matter for the BOA, and all the controversy that comes with it is their fault and their problem.
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No. The name of our Olympic team is nothing to do with Parliament and this bill does nothing but impose political will onto an organisation that is supposed to be free from political influence. It is ridiculous that Labour have even brought this to a vote.
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If I wasn't limited for time, my response to this bill would be just one syllable stretched out over about 500 years.

"Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-*centuries*-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeh"
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If I wasn't limited for time, my response to this bill would be just one syllable stretched out over about 500 years.

"Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-*centuries*-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeh"
Could've abstained if you don't care
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Could've abstained if you don't care
Yeah probably should've. If Mr Speaker sees this comment he can change my vote.
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Why vote no? You've given no opinion on this bill so far, so could you please explain why you voted no?
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Aye!
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Aye, this Bill helps to normalise the naming of all who compete and represent under the British Flag. "Team GB" is somewhat bizarre as our country is called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, abbreviated to UK.

This Bill also will have no detrimental economic impact, as if it's trying to overturn pre-printed merchandise before the games due to this coming into force well after this, current, Olympic games.
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It's not the place of Parliament to decide upon the name of our Olympic team - so no.
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Seems sensible.
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It's not the place of Parliament to decide upon the name of our Olympic team - so no.
So you don't think our Olympic Team's name should reflect the country it's representing?
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Aye, this Bill helps to normalise the naming of all who compete and represent under the British Flag. "Team GB" is somewhat bizarre as our country is called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, abbreviated to UK.

This Bill also will have no detrimental economic impact, as if it's trying to overturn pre-printed merchandise before the games due to this coming into force well after this, current, Olympic games.
This.

Aye.
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(Original post by xXedixXx)
So you don't think our Olympic Team's name should reflect the country it's representing?
That's not what he said though, is it? He said it's not our place to name it and he's right.
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That's not what he said though, is it? He said it's not our place to name it and he's right.
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I don't see why you struggle to see what's wrong with that argument. It's actually quite a good argument against this, that the decision on what to call our Olympic team is up to the BOA and not parliament. Personally I thought bugger that, this place is to express our opinions on stuff, and seeing as we don't have a model BOA, the MHoC will have to do.
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So you don't think our Olympic Team's name should reflect the country it's representing?
That's not what I said at all, as has been very kindly pointed out. I am simply saying that it's not Parliament's place to change the name of our Olympic team - exactly as TheCrackInTime pointed out.
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That's not what I said at all, as has been very kindly pointed out. I am simply saying that it's not Parliament's place to change the name of our Olympic team - exactly as TheCrackInTime pointed out.
I respect this opinion, but I thought "I want to put forward an opinion on this, and seeing as that's what this site is for (and there's not a model BOA, not that I'd be interested in joining one) so I'll let it go".
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I respect this opinion, but I thought "I want to put forward an opinion on this, and seeing as that's what this site is for (and there's not a model BOA, not that I'd be interested in joining one) so I'll let it go".
That's the way I also see it.

I would have thought that most of what we actually discuss in the MHoC isn't directly up the Government anyway. It would destroy most of the debate we have if we always take that attitude. Where's the harm in discussing it? Why vote no regardless of what your opinion on the matter is?
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(Original post by xXedixXx)
That's the way I also see it.

I would have thought that most of what we actually discuss in the MHoC isn't directly up the Government anyway. It would destroy most of the debate we have if we always take that attitude. Where's the harm in discussing it? Why vote no regardless of what your opinion on the matter is?
I can still understand those who take that viewpoint though.
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