V789 - Fair EU Referendum Bill 2015 (Second Reading)

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V789 - Fair EU Referendum Bill 2015 (Second Reading), TSR Conservative and Unionist Party, TSR Green Party, TSR Liberal Party, TSR UKIP
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Fair EU Referendum Bill 2015

A bill to make provision for the holding of a referendum in the United Kingdom on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 The referendum
(1) A referendum is to be held on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.
(2) The Speaker of the Model House of Commons must appoint the day on which the referendum is to be held (the poll opens).
(3) The day appointed under subsection (2) must be no sooner than 28 September 2015 and no later than 8 October 2015.
(4) The question that is to appear on the ballot papers is—
“Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”
(5) The poll options are to be—
“Remain a member of the European Union”, “Leave the European Union”, and “Spoilt Ballot”
(6) The poll is to last for seven days.

2 Entitlement to vote in the referendum
Those entitled to vote in the referendum are the ones eligible to vote in TSR General Elections when the voting begins.

3 Authority
The option with most votes when the poll ends will be binding.

4 Campaign and debates
(1) A TSR-wide private message is to be sent at the Community Team’s discretion while the poll is open.
(2) The debate will be conducted with two campaign groups. Each supporting one of the potential outcomes.
(3) Each campaign group will nominate their leader and deputy leader. They will oversee the campaign group.
(a) Campaign groups will be created 21 days before the date the vote opens.
(b) Campaign group leaders must be elected within 5 days of the campaign group being created.
(4) Debates shall be held a week before the poll opens as follows:
(a) A thread will created in UK politics by the Speaker of the MHoC a week before the debates asking for questions to be submitted. Anyone can post questions.
(b) On the night of the debate (chosen by the Speaker), the leader and deputy leader from each campaign group will take part to answer questions selected by the Speaker from the thread.
(c) In the event of a leader or deputy leader being unable to attend at short notice, they may appoint another campaign group member to take their place.

5 Extent, commencement, and short title
(1) This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.
(2) This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.
(3) This Act may be cited as the Fair EU Referendum Act 2015.



Changes:
1. Standard MHoC voting requirements instead of ten posts and one week (section 2).
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Question: How can "Spoilt ballot" be legally binding?
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Question: How can "Spoilt ballot" be legally binding?
How are spoilt ballots binding in an election?
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How are spoilt ballots binding in an election?
Reference 3.
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Reference 3.
I assume it's not.
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I assume it's not.
Let's not assume, let's get bills right.
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Let's not assume, let's get bills right.
Vote Nay, I'm sure most people will spoil their ballots.
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At the moment, 32-5. You guys who have voted Aye have made a wise decision!
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Vote Nay, I'm sure most people will spoil their ballots.
So unnecessarily passively aggressive.
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So unnecessarily passively aggressive.
It's a bit of an inane hypothetical to be fair.
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So I have to vote for 2 EU referendums now? *sigh*
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So I have to vote for 2 EU referendums now? *sigh*
I thought you liked having two votes.
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I thought you liked having two votes.
feck off :laugh:
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Just want the campaigning to get underway already for this.



(Original post by Life_peer)
I thought you liked having two votes.
PRSOM :laugh:
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Just want the campaigning to get underway already for this.
If people think previous debates in the House have been bitter, they've seen nothing yet, that's all I'll say.
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If people think previous debates in the House have been bitter, they've seen nothing yet, that's all I'll say.
The monarchy referendum was actually very civil (the monarchy bill obviously was not).
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Ayes to the right: 38
Noes to the left: 5
Abstain: 0

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Turnout: 86%
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