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    M398 – Motion Opposing the Death Penalty 2016, barnetlad MP
    This House is concerned at any suggestion by the President of Turkey that his country may re-introduce the death penalty. This House notes that the death penalty was abolished in the UK in 1965, and all attempts to re-introduce it have been rejected by successive House of Commons. This House re-affirms its opposition to the death penalty, in this country and anywhere else.
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    There is a lot more you should be concerned about when it comes to Turkey. The death penalty is a mere tool.
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    I am opposed to the death penalty, so 'Aye'.
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    Another pointless motion that contributes nothing to the MHoC, but it is expected when the author's past contributions are looked at.
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    Aye.
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    Aye - we should not be afraid to stand up against human rights abuses anywhere in the world, especially in a state that supposedly aspires to one day become an EU member.
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    I guess more of a statement than a motion really.

    Also stating the obvious a bit.
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    I would have liked to have seen this fleshed out a lot more having been very almost excited lets say for lack of a better word by the start of the motion. However this is nevertheless an aye
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    The problem mentioned goes beyond just the death penalty, the people it will be handed to is the bigger issue.
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    Aye on principal, however I am concerned that there are greater issues that we should be considering when it comes to Turkey, not just the use of the death penalty.
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    Cameroon recently voted to continue the criminalisation of homosexuality, can we therefore expect a motion re-affirming our commitment to not imprisoning people on the grounds of their own sexuality? Not every country is as civilised as ours, and the notion that we need to re-affirm our own laws every time some backwater hellhole decides to enact reprehensible legislation is absurd.

    Also, at a time when Turkey is using a supposed coup to justify a massive purge and no down a reversion to Islamism, should our focus really be on an offhand suggestion of an implicit death penalty? We haven't even had definite confirmation of the re-introduction of capital punishment, let alone any concrete steps taken in that regard. This motion is therefore quite premature.
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    I mean yes, the death penalty is bad blah blah blah but it's a relatively pointless statement. Its barely a motion in it's current form and if has been rejected in RL and TSRland repeatedly there is no real need for this, purely than to clog up the House.

    I implore you not to send this to Division.
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    Erdogan becomes more and more like Hillary Clinton every day.
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    Whilst I agree with the fundamentals of the bill, if this were to pass then we'd have to expect many more motions on many more closely related issues.

    Abstain from me, purely as to pass this and bloat the house with motions which thusly would undermine more important motions put forward in the future.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    There is a lot more you should be concerned about when it comes to Turkey. The death penalty is a mere tool.
    Indeed
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    I will not be putting this to the vote. I suggest we vote on the FCO statement instead.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I will not be putting this to the vote. I suggest we vote on the FCO statement instead.
    You wasted your time writing this motion; it is a wise decision to not send this motion to the Division Lobby for a vote.
 
 
 
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