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    Statement from the Liberal Party Leader
    After considerable consultation with the party membership, the Leadership have decided to leave the coalition with Labour and the Socialists. We believe that we have worked our hardest to create a strong, progressive government that fights for 21st Century Britain.

    Unfortunately our colleagues did not seem capable of supporting such a vision in terms of activity nor in terms of policy. There had been significant disputes surrounding the budget, which resulted in a last minute series of radical changes that detracted from the original document prepared by Conceited - a budget that was already a compromise. These changes were forced by a shadow budget created by an unnamed Labour Member. These changes were barely supported by the Liberal party, and were merely allowed to get the document published.

    Unfortunately the lack of support from our coalition partners on the budget that forced radical changes on has resulted in this decision. We also had considerable concerns about activity, with the majority of governmental throughput being actioned by Liberal MPs and Secretary of States. We admit and accept we lost seats, but we have still produced the vast majority of action in this government. A record that we are proud of and will defend.

    We call on the prime minister to call for an early election and let the people decide the path they wish this house to take.
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    Methinks somebody wanted a bit of attention given there was the opportunity to do this but a few days ago.

    I would also suggest the Liberal Leader tries reading the GD before calling on the PM to do something given there is no PM.
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    The government collapses when one party withdraws from the coalition, I wait for the Speaker to inform the MHoC of what will happen next.
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    Mr Speaker, given there is no longer a government should the budget not have been automatically withdrawn, or do you intend on it being seen through regardless?
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    (Original post by Jacob E)
    The government collapses when one party withdraws from the coalition, I wait for the Speaker to inform the MHoC of what will happen next.
    Unless this is a semi-recent amendment, this wasn't the case when the liberals withdrew from Lab-Lib a few terms ago
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    So surfing the MHoC was pointless then?
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    Woohooo :happy2:

    The government have fallen! :jive:

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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Unless this is a semi-recent amendment, this wasn't the case when the liberals withdrew from Lab-Lib a few terms ago
    it was lost, the amendment wasn't added, but it is the case.
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    Interesting how it's always the Liberals who either threaten to pull out or indeed do pull out of a coalition. Considering that you abandoned the previous government led by Labour too, and the major Conservative support for your key policies during the government led by myself, I hope you guys will remember all of this after the next General Election…
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    (Original post by Jacob E)
    The government collapses when one party withdraws from the coalition, I wait for the Speaker to inform the MHoC of what will happen next.
    I'm guessing Rakas did not check the GD to see what happens otherwise we would have already had a statement from him as is required.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Unless this is a semi-recent amendment, this wasn't the case when the liberals withdrew from Lab-Lib a few terms ago
    Come on, you used to be speaker, you should know this stuff:

    13. Coalition Breakup

    1) If a Party withdraws from Government Coalition leaving the Government without an absolute majority, the Government disbands.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Unless this is a semi-recent amendment, this wasn't the case when the liberals withdrew from Lab-Lib a few terms ago
    The general consensus is that the rules were not correctly applied in that particular case.

    As far as I am concerned I am no longer PM and there is no longer a government. There is now theoretically a 7-day period for a new government to re-form, though it is clear that the ultimate destination needs to be a new GE.
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    To put it bluntly, I find it pretty downright rude that this has been done without there having been any attempt to communicate these concerns to the Liberals' coalition partners at large (and very little attempt to communicate them even to the Labour leadership/Socialist commissars certainly up until my defection). Had there been - and some of the concerns are, from the point of view of the Liberals, legitimate - I am in no doubt that there would have been an effort to redress the situation. The Liberals have proved tonight that they are a two-faced, conniving, scheming excuse for a party, unchanged from the last time they stabbed Labour in the back, and in future I will be advocating opposition rather than working with them again.
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    Can we just form a whole house coalition for one day in order to call a GE and get this show moving then?
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    Regarding what happens next the guidance document stipulates..

    3) Parties shall have 7 days to form alternative coalitions, except
    4) That barring an intervening General Election, the dissolved coalition government is ineligible to form the next Government,

    Now section 4 does not actually say how you produce an intervening general election (it would be stupid for a party to withdraw within 7 days of terms end) and the section in general is on the poor side. I'm going to take the view in this instance that while the government has indeed collapsed as a result of losing its majority (though again we have so few majority coalitions that this is poorly written) but that (and i use Belgium and Germany for reference here as examples) as the leader of the largest party in the Mhoc, The Rt. Hon. Saracen's Fez remains caretaker PM until the formation of a new government.

    As such, the Prime Minister has until 18:00 tomorrow to inform me of his intent to dissolve parliament or seek to enter coalition negotiations (a right also granted to all opposition parties seeking to form a government) at which point i would outline the seven day deadline.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    it was lost, the amendment wasn't added, but it is the case.
    It was lost?

    We do have a coalition breakup section.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Regarding what happens next the guidance document stipulates..

    3) Parties shall have 7 days to form alternative coalitions, except
    4) That barring an intervening General Election, the dissolved coalition government is ineligible to form the next Government,

    Now section 4 does not actually say how you produce an intervening general election (it would be stupid for a party to withdraw within 7 days of terms end) and the section in general is on the poor side. I'm going to take the view in this instance that while the government has indeed collapsed as a result of losing its majority (though again we have so few majority coalitions that this is poorly written) but that (and i use Belgium and Germany for reference here as examples) as the leader of the largest party in the Mhoc, The Rt. Hon. Saracen's Fez remains caretaker PM until the formation of a new government.

    As such, the Prime Minister has until 18:00 tomorrow to inform me of his intent to dissolve parliament or seek to enter coalition negotiations (a right also granted to all opposition parties seeking to form a government) at which point i would outline the seven day deadline.
    I presume that 4) re-states the fact that a coalition cannot reform until the next parliamentary term (i.e. after an intervening general election).

    Nonetheless I think that realistically what we need right now is a fresh general election and I hope the Speaker will begin the necessary processes.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Regarding what happens next the guidance document stipulates..

    3) Parties shall have 7 days to form alternative coalitions, except
    4) That barring an intervening General Election, the dissolved coalition government is ineligible to form the next Government,

    Now section 4 does not actually say how you produce an intervening general election (it would be stupid for a party to withdraw within 7 days of terms end) and the section in general is on the poor side. I'm going to take the view in this instance that while the government has indeed collapsed as a result of losing its majority (though again we have so few majority coalitions that this is poorly written) but that (and i use Belgium and Germany for reference here as examples) as the leader of the largest party in the Mhoc, The Rt. Hon. Saracen's Fez remains caretaker PM until the formation of a new government.

    As such, the Prime Minister has until 18:00 tomorrow to inform me of his intent to dissolve parliament or seek to enter coalition negotiations (a right also granted to all opposition parties seeking to form a government) at which point i would outline the seven day deadline.
    Mr Speaker

    Just to clarify if a new government is formed for this term does this mean once the terms ends there will a GE or will the new government continue?
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    I was never a fan of this coalition and I made no secret of it.

    The actions by certain Labour members throughout this coalition were hostile and rude for no reason at all, and the "shadow budget" that was produced literally hours before the budget was due to be submitted cemented this. I urge the Prime Minister to now call an early general election to allow the people to decide the future of this place.
 
 
 
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