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Not to mention the arcane setup wherein the Speaker of the House of Commons seems to control the entire parliamentary process.
by asdf on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 06:42:25 PM EST
Bercow: the Best Man in the House

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 07:06:07 PM EST
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since "1999"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 08:11:33 PM EST
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When you don't have written standing orders and you are just working off precedent, what do you expect? Everything stays the same, until it doesn't...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 08:20:20 PM EST
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They are very lucky he's there, he seems to be the only sane person in a position of responsibility.

Yesterday he allowed a certain number of amendments, in an effort to allow Parliament to express its will, since neither the Government (May) nor the Opposition (Corbyn) have clearly stated what they want in terms that can actually be implemented (gross irresponsibility on the part of both).

Unfortunately Parliament bungled it, and passed the amendment that says "If only the EU would be reasonable, the Irish border would just go away"... The majority is in cloud cuckoo land with May, for whom this hopeless outcome is apparently a triumph.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Jan 30th, 2019 at 10:29:16 AM EST
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A glance at the taloid front pages this morning all heralding May's "Victory" was all you needed to see the extent of the delusions amongst the brexiteers.

One is reminded of the whale conjured into being in "Hitch Hiker's guide to the Galaxy". It is in mid air and plummeting downwards. As it falls, it wonders if the ground will be its friend.

I think this describes the Conservative party's attitude towards reality as we move towards March 29.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jan 30th, 2019 at 08:05:58 PM EST
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