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    (Original post by Alasdair)
    I'm not "shying away". It just, surprisingly, makes sense to discuss bills in...well, the bill thread.
    Read the very first post on this thread from 11-03-2008

    Seems to me like you are shying away entirely
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    (Original post by Indievertigo)
    Politics doesn't do yes/no answers:p: :p: :p:
    They do do answers though, not judging by the opposition
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    (Original post by Matthew_Lowson)
    Read the very first post on this thread from 11-03-2008

    Seems to me like you are shying away entirely
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...09&postcount=2

    :p:

    You mean post #3?
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...09&postcount=2

    :p:

    You mean post #3?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...32&postcount=1


    Hypcrite!!!
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    Barman is effectively a dormant deputy - thus, he's able to be as partial as he likes when Dan's around, but takes on the impartial role in the Speaker's absence.
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    you served me absinthe... that's alcoholic.
    Ah but that was before I had come up with the rule :p:
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    (Original post by Matthew_Lowson)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...32&postcount=1


    Hypcrite!!!
    Ah, i thought you mentioned the first post within the thread rather then the OP.
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    (Original post by Grape190190)
    Barman is effectively a dormant deputy - thus, he's able to be as partial as he likes when Dan's around, but takes on the impartial role in the Speaker's absence.
    But would I be right in thinking ukebert isn't allowed to vote?
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    But would I be right in thinking ukebert isn't allowed to vote?
    Not now that he's resigned his seat as one of our MPs, but he could have done otherwise.
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    But would I be right in thinking ukebert isn't allowed to vote?
    I could vote on constitutional amendments I suppose, but it'd be a bit dodgy. I'm not planning to. Obviously as I'm not an MP I can't vote on bills.
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    (Original post by Indievertigo)
    I don't believe the Potato Council serves an important function.
    I honestly don't know enough about the Potato Council to comment. I can see how an organisation that liaises between the Potato farming industry, the Department of Health, the supermarkets and consumers might be a good thing. But in all honesty, I have more important things to do than research the Potato Council.

    Do you have a wider point, or are you merely going to run through each and every Quango seeking to paint us as wasteful spendaholics?
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    (Original post by Matthew_Lowson)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...32&postcount=1


    Hypcrite!!!
    I don't quite see your point. At least we have a question thread, unlike the 12 Members of your party who are in breach of the constitution by not having one...
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    (Original post by Alasdair)
    I honestly don't know enough about the Potato Council to comment. I can see how an organisation that liaises between the Potato farming industry, the Department of Health, the supermarkets and consumers might be a good thing. But in all honesty, I have more important things to do than research the Potato Council.

    Do you have a wider point, or are you merely going to run through each and every Quango seeking to paint us as wasteful spendaholics?
    I'm trying to get a vague idea of what the Socialists definition of "important function" is - it's not an attack, it's an important issue that could help with future debates.
    I wouldn't consider the Potato council an important service - they are in fact holding a "national chip week" in February (completely contravening part of their "corporate plan" and I'm sure pissing off the dept of health.
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    (Original post by Alasdair)
    I don't quite see your point. At least we have a question thread, unlike the 12 Members of your party who are in breach of the constitution by not having one...
    I do not title myself as Secretary of work and pensions in my signature, and hence am not required to start a question thread.
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    (Original post by Alasdair)
    I don't quite see your point. At least we have a question thread, unlike the 12 Members of your party who are in breach of the constitution by not having one...
    It does seem stupid that every member should create a thread for questions, when those questions could allways be answered in the PMQ thread
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    (Original post by Alasdair)
    I don't quite see your point. At least we have a question thread, unlike the 12 Members of your party who are in breach of the constitution by not having one...
    If you want to ask a question to the government then post in the PMQ thread and I will get back to you (normally on the same day) or the relevant minister will get back to you, just depends who's quicker.
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    (Original post by Alasdair)
    Do you have a wider point, or are you merely going to run through each and every Quango seeking to paint us as wasteful spendaholics?
    The point with QUANGO's will become obvious when our latest bill comes before the house, we are just testing the water with the left.
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    Yeah, I don't serve drinks that contain alcohol or ones that I haven't heard of.
    I feel an amendment coming on...
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    (Original post by davireland)
    The point with QUANGO's will become obvious when our latest bill comes before the house, we are just testing the water with the left.
    Ah, lemme guess, a Salmond-style 'bonfire of the quangos', until you actually realise most of them do exist for some purpose or another :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Gremlins)
    Ah, lemme guess, a Salmond-style 'bonfire of the quangos', until you actually realise most of them do exist for some purpose or another :rolleyes:
    No not at all, its not a 'bonfire of the quangos', we are just going to redistribute some of the money which goes to them at the moment, thats all Im going to say for now. You will have to wait until Dan puts it up for discussion.
 
 
 
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