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Which is fine when your constitution is set up for that. The FTPA fiddled with one part of the constitution and took away a safety valve. It means rejigging the rest of the constitution to achieve balance.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 11:19:58 AM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 11:30:31 AM EST
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What amendments to the "Constitution" would be suggest would "balance" the fixed term Parliament Act? A requirement that anyone the Queen appoints PM must first win a VOC in the House would seem to me a necessary reform, but that reform is required regardless of the FTPA. Rarely has the UK had a Parliament that can disagree on so much and agree on so little. That in itself is a consequence of the very adversarial culture the FPTP system creates where "working across the aisle" is systematically discouraged and culturally almost unimaginable.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 11:37:57 AM EST
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