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Motion of No Confidence in Her Majesty's Government

Proposed by: Hon. Connor27 (LIBER)

Seconded by: Hon. Unown Uzer MP (UKIP); Hon. Fleky 6910 MP (CON); Rt. Hon. Hazzer 1998 MP (LIB); Hon. Britboy3456 MP (UKIP); Hon. ATW1 MP (UKIP); Hon. Wilhuff Tarkin MP (CON)

This house has no confidence in her Majesty's Government and demands that the Prime Minister calls a general election.

The governing coalition's budget has clearly lost in division by a comfortable margin, this shows that the Prime Minster and his cabinet are out of touch with the real world - this government is simply not fit for purpose.

In addition to this, the government has been extremely poor in its output of SoIs; with two of the great offices of state (Home and Defence) being filled by passive Secretaries of State that haven't released SoIs.

Finally, in terms of real life timings, we currently have the exam season coming up, if the term is allowed to run to its conclusion, as the Prime Minister's recent comments have eluded to, then the election will clash with public examinations, which will decrease activity drastically.

The signatories now call on the house to remove the government from office and trigger a general election; as is the long held precedent when supply Bills such as a budget fail.

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I shall say the same as when I was asked to second it, the early election should be the focus, and that should be the subject of the motion. Exams is also not a good argument, elections are often held during exams and doing it before exams should be just as "bad" because you should all be busy studying. I also find it amusing that the proposers talk of precedent that doesn't exist.
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The easiest (hypothetical) aye of my time in this house.
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The easiest aye of my time in this house.
Well it is your motion isn't it...
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The easiest aye of my time in this house.
There is one small problem with that *looks at UGs*
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
There is one small problem with that *looks at UGs*
Edited.
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I would need to be strongly convinced before I support this motion. The government has released some decent legislation and has been relatively stable, certainly in contrast to previous Parliaments. I'm not sure exam season can be used to justify this either.
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If the government can't pass a budget, they are by definition a failed government. Time for a new one.
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Couldn't even get the leader of the opposition to back this? Lol try again.
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If the government can't pass a motion, they are by definition a failed government. Time for a new one.
The government should never be putting forwards motions.
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
The government should never be putting forwards motions.
:innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent: I meant budget
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I would need to be strongly convinced before I support this motion. The government has released some decent legislation and has been relatively stable, certainly in contrast to previous Parliaments. I'm not sure exam season can be used to justify this either.
Completely agree.

This is unjustified and there's no need for it as far as I'm concerned. Very knee-jerk-y.

No way.
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I must apologise for the lack of a Defence SOI but I have been busy with my final year of University. However, I can assure everyone that the SOI itself is written it just needs costings which I will endeavor to do over the next few days seeing as I now have a few days respite from other work. I do hope the rest of the house can reflect on our large output of legislation this term, and our stability, to allow us to see it through to the end.
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I want to see an early General Election, however, this MoNC should not have been submitted because wanting an early General Election is not a reasons to remove a government. The government is not the best government, however, by standards of governments in the past, this government is not the worst one to form.
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(Original post by BobBobson)
:innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent: I meant budget
No solid precedent. Given the MHoC is as bad as the US Senate when it comes to partisanship on major votes the passage of budgets is hardly common, the more worrying thing is just how many government MPs were dissenting.
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
No solid precedent. Given the MHoC is as bad as the US Senate when it comes to partisanship on major votes the passage of budgets is hardly common, the more worrying thing is just how many government MPs were dissenting.
The Democrats are the partisan ones. The republicans can't even pass an Obamacare repeal.
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I must apologise for the lack of a Defence SOI but I have been busy with my final year of University. However, I can assure everyone that the SOI itself is written it just needs costings which I will endeavor to do over the next few days seeing as I now have a few days respite from other work. I do hope the rest of the house can reflect on our large output of legislation this term, and our stability, to allow us to see it through to the end.
With the Peace Corps bill passing, your Statement of intent will about cutting spending by 20% to pay for the peace corps: costing should be quick when you have decided what to get rid of.
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The Democrats are the partisan ones. The republicans can't even pass an Obamacare repeal.
That's because Ryan is fighting McCain for cuck of the year
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With the Peace Corps bill passing, your Statement of intent will about cutting spending by 20% to pay for the peace corps: costing should be quick when you have decided what to get rid of.
Not necessarily, the SOI is very generous to all the forces IMO and there is new 'equipment' I want to purchase for our country as well as a few extra things that I think the house will unite behind.
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If a government is to be judged on output of SoIs then every government up until a couple of years ago was a failed government as SoIs didn't yet exist. We've focused upon legislation and I make no apology for us doing so.

This talk of 'long-held precedent' from a fairly new member is also surprising, even more so when this precedent does not exist.
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