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    I ask the House... had anyone ever heard of hazzer1998 around here BEFORE he became an MP?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    I ask the House... had anyone ever heard of hazzer1998 around here BEFORE he became an MP?
    Yes, and then he became an MP because he was so noisy

    There is a difference between an inexperienced member being given a party seat and a member with very few posts in MHoC running in a by-election.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Centre-right? But you're a nationalist
    Must I quote Connolly to you? (I'm going to do it anyway )

    "If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain.
    England would still rule you.
    She would rule you through her capitalists, landlord and financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted in this country and watered with the tears of our mothers and the blood of our martyrs.

    Nationalism, without socialism - is only national recreancy."
    - James Connolly
    Don't be sectarian and follow the 'if you're Catholic you're nationalist, Protestant a unionist' thing. Runs the same way with political ideology. I never have been a socialist, I never will be a socialist. Nationalism runs in my blood, but socialism never has.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Yes, and then he became an MP because he was so noisy

    There is a difference between an inexperienced member being given a party seat and a member with very few posts in MHoC running in a by-election.
    I don't see the difference, by-elections are essentially a party political manner anyway (if they were about the parties you wouldn't have candidates sponsored by parties). IIRC hazzer's time before becoming an MP, either as a proxy or proper, was very short.

    Furthermore, do we really want to disincentivise people to participate in this way?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    I don't see the difference, by-elections are essentially a party political manner anyway (if they were about the parties you wouldn't have candidates sponsored by parties). IIRC hazzer's time before becoming an MP, either as a proxy or proper, was very short.

    Furthermore, do we really want to disincentivise people to participate in this way?
    I have no problem with Gladitator running. But it'd be good to speak with them in the bar and debate them or at least see them comments on bills
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    I ask the House... had anyone ever heard of hazzer1998 around here BEFORE he became an MP?
    I joined in May 2015 ,Then was appointed in an MP in September 2015 . I was fairly active before I was an MP
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Don't be sectarian and follow the 'if you're Catholic you're nationalist, Protestant a unionist' thing. Runs the same way with political ideology. I never have been a socialist, I never will be a socialist. Nationalism runs in my blood, but socialism never has.
    Sectarian? Never! You've shown your support for nationalism, and my uncle never lets me forget that Protestants founded republicanism (he married a protestant republican - he was the target of many friendly jibes )
    If anything the socialist republicans are less sectarian than the centrist/right wing republicans - we believe that the protestant working class is our friend but have been divided by the protestant bourgeoisie, who are just as much an enemy as the nationalist bourgeoisie are

    'Never will be a socialist' is a bit strong - even Countess Markievicz (can't believe I spelled it right the first time!) was a socialist
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    (Original post by Gladiator12345)
    Mr Speaker RayApparently I would like to say that it is an honour to stand in a by election. I would like to address a few points. Firstly in regards to the conversation between me and DMcGovern was just out of curiosity and some light hearted banter nothing should be read into it. Secondly I may not have posted much in the MHoC but I have strong beliefs and believe that the Socialists represent me the best that is why I wanted to be theit reprsentative. Furthermore I endorsed the manifesto and due to the shortage of one time I could not write my own manifesto.

    Thus I urge evryone to vote for the Socialists, as a vote for me will help to bring true change in the British society. At this time of financial and social turmoil the Socialists can provide the leadership which will be pivotal for the UK.
    Excuse me?

    1. Yeah, sure, every bit of compromising evidence is just banter…

    “You've stolen a million quid from the company!”
    “That was just banter, mate…”
    “Acquitted!”

    2. ‘Not much’ is equal to zero posts.

    3. You could not write your own manifesto in five days despite your strong resolve and support for our Socialists? You think those two-ish MP seats and a strong trend of decline will allow you to lead the virtual country? :eek:

    At least don't insult our intellect with your clueless phrases… :rolleyes:
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    Voted. Good luck all.
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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    I joined in May 2015 ,Then was appointed in an MP in September 2015 . I was fairly active before I was an MP
    You were???
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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    Why are the Socalists standing someone the house has never heard of ? I thought UKIP had a candidate? According to PMs I've received they had a candidate ?
    I think all of the house knows who I am now mate and I think they might be a hint of worry from a lot of people in the house that the Socialists will wim
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Most of our members bar Stiff Little Fingers and possibly Republic1 are unknown to most of the House - Gladiator's also a fairly new member and there's not much wrong with that
    I assume that Stiff Little Fingers wants to see an Alternative Ulster!

    A question to all candidates. How would you increase the number of affordable homes in this country?
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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    I joined in May 2015 ,Then was appointed in an MP in September 2015 . I was fairly active before I was an MP
    About four posts which weren't about joining the party or asking questions. Hardly a huge difference.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Sectarian? Never! You've shown your support for nationalism, and my uncle never lets me forget that Protestants founded republicanism (he married a protestant republican - he was the target of many friendly jibes )
    If anything the socialist republicans are less sectarian than the centrist/right wing republicans - we believe that the protestant working class is our friend but have been divided by the protestant bourgeoisie, who are just as much an enemy as the nationalist bourgeoisie are

    'Never will be a socialist' is a bit strong - even Countess Markievicz (can't believe I spelled it right the first time!) was a socialist
    I might have been baptised a Catholic but my religious views are more in line with Protestantism (my ancestors' religion, actually).

    How can I ever be a socialist when I was grammar school educated and I am all for grammar schools? That I think people who laze about in the benefits system and don't actively look for a job when they are able to work give people like some in my family a bad name when they had to be on benefits because of sickness or raising children on their own with no support?

    I'm a centrist, but I lean centre right on most things these days. It's adulthood. It's destroyed me.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I might have been baptised a Catholic but my religious views are more in line with Protestantism (my ancestors' religion, actually).

    How can I ever be a socialist when I was grammar school educated and I am all for grammar schools? That I think people who laze about in the benefits system and don't actively look for a job when they are able to work give people like some in my family a bad name when they had to be on benefits because of sickness or raising children on their own with no support?

    I'm a centrist, but I lean centre right on most things these days. It's adulthood. It's destroyed me.
    I'm not opposed to grammar schools if they function correctly.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I'm a centrist, but I lean centre right on most things these days. It's adulthood. It's improved me.
    I applaud your rightwards shift.
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    (Original post by Gladiator12345)
    I think all of the house knows who I am now mate and I think they might be a hint of worry from a lot of people in the house that the Socialists will wim
    No offense to the Socialists, but :laugh:

    If your party wins this seat, fair play to you. But no one is worried.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    I'm not opposed to grammar schools if they function correctly.
    When you say function correctly...?

    (Original post by Life_peer)
    I applaud your rightwards shift.
    Damnit, Lp, stop correcting me!
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I assume that Stiff Little Fingers wants to see an Alternative Ulster!

    A question to all candidates. How would you increase the number of affordable homes in this country?
    Finally another person who knows who SLF are! Love 'em, went to see them last week and they were brilliant, although I was deaf for a few days afterwards...
    Worth it!
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    (Original post by Aph)
    You were???
    Mainly in the Sub forum and I posted every now and then in debates and what have you . When I became an MP my activity picked up and I would say im one of the most active MPs ( for my party anyway )
 
 
 
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