we need this sorting out now. Who can make a decision?
See as i recall seeing in the od forum (which i now have access to but didn't back then) and infact recall ollie saying before the elections, the system would be a FPP one in order to make it easier, and to actually allow a 'TSR government' to form.
One of the rules laid out early on was no coalitions allowed. AS no party has a majority of >50%, and none ar allowed to form coalitions to get past that mark, this would seem to be quite the dilemma.
You now bring up this vote of confidence. wEll by all means go ahead, but it will only further delay 'parliment'.
I would advise you accept that Lib Dems are in power, and act accordingly.
I will be pming the party leaders regarding this. Its possible that you are simply stepping out of party line. In which case whippage is required.
What does whippage entail?
i'm not sure exactly. threat of expulsion/title removal if they don't tow the party line?
Why was there a no coallitions rule?
that said, you aren't speaker thewse days, so that rule can be revoked if needs be.
After all, seems a bit underhand. The tory derived speaker makes a 'no coalitions rule' then the tory chancellor makes comments regarding the lib dems position of rule.
I think we should allow coaltions.
Also we should have a motion of no-confidence in the speaker if she won't allow them.
A minor party should be allowed the speakership, as then they'll get a much more prominent role in the debates and they don't have the same vested interests as the other parties.