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    Would people be interested in an MHOC trip to the houses of parliament or something similar come the summer?
    I will come to get drunk in Hyde Park :ninja:
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    Would people be interested in an MHOC trip to the houses of parliament or something similar come the summer?
    Yeah I'm sure QuackQuack (Quamquam123) would love to paddle in the Thames and eat bread.

    Also want to see RayBae's kinky Labour whip and want to feel where Petros' spine should be.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I would now like to declare that if I am elected after my term as speaker I will leave the house forever.
    Tempting, could vote Aph in then MoNC him after 1 week and he'd be gone perma...

    Nah, you're good for comedy value, like Unown Uzer.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    That's 1 (and I'm not sure he counts as he never expresses any political views ), who else?
    Our current chairman, Conceited, is what I'd define as a social democrat.
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    Yeah I'm sure QuackQuack (Quamquam123) would love to paddle in the Thames and eat bread.

    Also want to see RayBae's kinky Labour whip and want to feel where Petros' spine should be.
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    Would people be interested in an MHOC trip to the houses of parliament or something similar come the summer?
    If it fit around work, then sure.
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    Our current chairman, Conceited, is what I'd define as a social democrat.
    I wouldn't go so far as to say a 'social democrat', but fair enough. My views are more aligned with the left - that goes without saying.
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    1. How long does each of you expect to remain in office and after how long or under what circumstances do you believe it's appropriate to resign?

    2. What do you think about the length of the Deputy Speaker's time in office which has reached more than four years, I believe. Do you think it would be appropriate to finally offer the position to someone else, perhaps one of you, given the unusually high number of candidates for the Speakership?

    (If you don't answer, you will definitely not get my vote.)
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    1. How long does each of you expect to remain in office and after how long or under what circumstances do you believe it's appropriate to resign?

    2. What do you think about the length of the Deputy Speaker's time in office which has reached more than four years, I believe. Do you think it would be appropriate to finally offer the position to someone else, perhaps one of you, given the unusually high number of candidates for the Speakership?

    (If you don't answer, you will definitely not get my vote.)
    I would plan to remain in office for the long term which would be a couple of years, or to the point where there are lots of calls for a change. I do not see being Speaker as something that is done on a whim to fulfil an ego, it is something that is done out of enjoyment to help improve the quality of the game.

    I would not want to be Deputy Speaker, nor do I think the other candidates would want to, I think if one of the other candidates was Deputy Speaker there would be some arguments in the Speakership team with the Deputy Speaker wanting to get his own way. I would support a change of deputies if there was a vote as part of a wider move to modernise the MHoC, however, this is not something I feel strongly about, nor is it something I would actively pursue.
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    1. How long does each of you expect to remain in office and after how long or under what circumstances do you believe it's appropriate to resign?

    2. What do you think about the length of the Deputy Speaker's time in office which has reached more than four years, I believe. Do you think it would be appropriate to finally offer the position to someone else, perhaps one of you, given the unusually high number of candidates for the Speakership?

    (If you don't answer, you will definitely not get my vote.)
    A minimum of 6 months and I'll resign when I can't fulfill my duties without impacting on my actual life.

    Personally I find it a bit weird. Its because the deputy speaker is never in the limelight and he has been fairly meh about everything that Toronto is still here. Personally I don't begrudge him the position but I do think that retirement should be on the cards.
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    Aph firing shots with his water pistol, which came free with his Tweenies magazine. :mmm:
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    Would people be interested in an MHOC trip to the houses of parliament or something similar come the summer?
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    Would people be interested in an MHOC trip to the houses of parliament or something similar come the summer?
    How many tikes has this been suggested and fallen through before the first hurdle in the last couple of years?

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Does that include if MoNC'd right after taking office, or as soon as Toronto comes up for air?

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    Toronto won't get air:smug: but yes.

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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    1. How long does each of you expect to remain in office and after how long or under what circumstances do you believe it's appropriate to resign?

    2. What do you think about the length of the Deputy Speaker's time in office which has reached more than four years, I believe. Do you think it would be appropriate to finally offer the position to someone else, perhaps one of you, given the unusually high number of candidates for the Speakership?

    (If you don't answer, you will definitely not get my vote.)
    Hard to say really. Probably between 6 months and a year, but "when the time feels right" is how I'd put it. I'd resign if TSR impacted real life and that's pretty much it.

    The Deputy Speakership doesn't really play a large role here, it's just cover for the Speaker, so I'm happy to have the experience of Toronto there. When he feels the time is right to step down, I won't stop him, but I'd be happy to have him for as long as he wants to be Deputy Speaker.


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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    1. How long does each of you expect to remain in office and after how long or under what circumstances do you believe it's appropriate to resign?

    2. What do you think about the length of the Deputy Speaker's time in office which has reached more than four years, I believe. Do you think it would be appropriate to finally offer the position to someone else, perhaps one of you, given the unusually high number of candidates for the Speakership?

    (If you don't answer, you will definitely not get my vote.)
    I don't want to put a specific time on it, as obviously it depends on events both on TSR and real life; but I'm certainly talking about 2018 or so.
    If there was a catastrophic failure; or something which called your neutrality into question which has had an impact on the working of this house, such as leaking information, then a resignation is on the cards, and if you lack the support of the house in general, or they have lost confidence in you as a speaker, then it is time to go.

    I feel that Toronto has a wealth of experience over this 4 years, and although the deputy speaker role may have little influence in the house apart from during speaker absence, I do feel the time is near for the reigns to be handed on, but at the end of the day; if the house feels like there is no such reason to call a MONC, then it is upto Toronto to decide when his time is up!
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    What do the candidates think of the current range of parties, in particular whether they believe it could be beneficial to have more parties in certain areas, presupposing activity, and would they do anything to help new formation via relaxation of the 10 member guidance if they feel activity would not be an immediate issue?

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    What do the candidates think of the current range of parties, in particular whether they believe it could be beneficial to have more parties in certain areas, presupposing activity, and would they do anything to help new formation via relaxation of the 10 member guidance if they feel activity would not be an immediate issue?

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    I personally feel like there is room for a left authoritarian party and a right liberal party as well as a Center/center-authoritarian and would relax the ten member rule for clearly active members of the house who I belived would make a success of it.
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    I personally feel like there is room for a left authoritarian party and a right liberal party as well as a Center/center-authoritarian and would relax the ten member rule for clearly active members of the house who I belived would make a success of it.
    The Socs could be the left authoritarian party if we tried a bit harder.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    What do the candidates think of the current range of parties, in particular whether they believe it could be beneficial to have more parties in certain areas, presupposing activity, and would they do anything to help new formation via relaxation of the 10 member guidance if they feel activity would not be an immediate issue?

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    My dropped-hint detector is going off.
 
 
 
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