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According to this BBC news article, David has already ruled out a referendum... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8685001.stm :-/
Toggle Commented May 16, 2010 on We must not re-ratify Lisbon at CentreRight
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According to this BBC news article, he's already ruled out a referendum... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8685001.stm *Not impressed* :(
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So is it absolutely true that the Lisban Treaty needs re-ratifying/signed by the UK - do we know this for sure? If so, I hope so so much that David puts it to a referendum! I would honestly be genuinly gutted as well as feeling let down if he doesn't (provided it is totally in his power to do so - I get that he couldn't have done the treaty before as it subsequently got ratified (*silly* of him to go all 'cast-iron' on us when he didn't think about the fact that it could be ratified before he came into power). I think he needs to do this - I don't care if it 'compromises the coalition' (well, I sort of don't care), he needs to do it 'in the interest of the country' The conservatives are the larger party of the coalition, he's already given a good chunk away to the libdems as it is I feel. Please please pleeeeease David!!!!!! Can I ask - when does the referendum, if we have one, need to be held by? Do we know when the lisben treaty needs to be signed by? ...we ought to set up a petition or something? Or March on parliament!!!! :D Ben :)
Toggle Commented May 16, 2010 on We must not re-ratify Lisbon at CentreRight
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So is it absolutely true that the Lisban Treaty needs re-ratifying/signed by the UK - do we know this for sure? If so, I hope so so much that David puts it to a referendum! I would honestly be genuinly gutted as well as feeling let down if he doesn't (provided it is totally in his power to do so - I get that he couldn't have done the treaty before as it subsequently got ratified (*silly* of him to go all 'cast-iron' on us when he didn't think about the fact that it could be ratified before he came into power). I think he needs to do this - I don't care if it 'compromises the coalition' (well, I sort of don't care), he needs to do it 'in the interest of the country' The conservatives are the larger party of the coalition, he's already given a good chunk away to the libdems as it is I feel. Please please pleeeeease David!!!!!! Can I ask - when does the referendum, if we have one, need to be held by? Do we know when the lisben treaty needs to be signed by? ...we ought to set up a petition or something? Or March on parliament!!!! :D Ben :)
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Gosh, the criticim/conspiracy level seems to go up 10-fold, the higher up you are in government (and indeed, Life in general!) I wonder how, emotionally, people deal with that kind of negativity - whether accurate or not? lol - sorry, 'Psychology Grad. in the room'! It's just interesting. It should be in the Prime Minister Job spec. "Can deal with continous daily criticism" lol :) ps: I'm not point making or anyhing - promise. Just making an observation and speaking my mind - hope that's OK.
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- and look at his sleeves! He's clearly been getting public-speaking tips from David Cameron...:-D
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I don't know why, but I always get the impression that Alex Salmond has a chip on his shoulder about something...? He always seems really defensive... I'm sure he's a nice bloke in real life though :)
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Chris Huhne sounds like a secondary-school headmaster, talking to the pupils in assembly! :)
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I'm seeing this coalition as just a temporary measure, lasting until the 5 years and that's it. So I don't think it needs a name more than 'Coalition' - or Liberal Democrat-Conservative Coalition (LibCon Coalition, for short). I'm happy with it - just don't want it to become 'habit'! ;0)
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TypePad HTML Email Maybe! Though, to be fair, I get the impression that Ch. 4 were always a bit anti-tory anyway, even before the election and campaign. Ben :)
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I am unsure of Theresea May's appointment - only because of the rumours about her views on homosexuality...doesn't look good for getting rid of the conservatives apparent reputation for being homophobic...! She was interviewed on Channel 4 (Blimy - they seem to really dislike the conservatives and the way they (John Snow) were grilling Danial Alexander suggested they were trying to rock the coalition vote!) and seemed to be quite edgy about it...Just put me off a little...
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He looks a little like Will Smith...
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lol - OK, I see... ...so...There will be a bill for a referendum that, because it's a *3 line* whip, everyone will essentially have to agree with - thus, in theory, making a referendum on the reform. But the Conservatives are given more freedom to disagree with the referendum (...or the bill...?) lol, sorry. Perhaps I'll read the policy agreement and see if I can get my head round it :) Cheers, Ben.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on Rolling blog on the wedding deal at thetorydiary
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-I think it's good now though - don't get me wrong, just that it shouldn't become 'habit' :)
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on What do you think of the coalition? at thetorydiary
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Should the coalition continue after 5 years? (for the record - I don't think it should...)
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on What do you think of the coalition? at thetorydiary
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Hi! I don't understand this bit... "The bill to have a referendum on AV will be subject to a three line whip, although Conservatives will be free to campaign against AV in the ensuing referendum;" I understand...that the job of the whip is to make sure the party all rally around and follow a particular (party) line...Is this correct? What do they mean by '3 line whip'? I'm guessing here, but do they mean that there will be a referendum on the issue will involve...the 3 main parties (Libdem/Tory/Labour) - with each party's whips being involved... Hmmm, not sure that sounds right! Could someone please explain? Sorry, thanks Ben :) I'm guessing here, but
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on Rolling blog on the wedding deal at thetorydiary
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This is great! Surreal! We, in Witney, now have a Prime Minister for a Member of Parliament!!! Ben :)
Toggle Commented May 11, 2010 on Cameron is new Prime Minister at thetorydiary
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Will people stop harping on about Prime Ministers not being 'elected' in by the voters - This isn't a presidency, we vote for parties, *not* prime ministers! It's a non-argument! Ben :)
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So if they did hold a referendum on the Electoral Voting system, would it be done in the style of FPTP (4 options: Yes, No, Don't-Know, Maybe) or would another voting system be better...? ;) Ben :)
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Ah, OK - gotch-u! Thanks for clarifying Ben :)
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Harsh. That may well be the case - but he's 9 years old and able to stand up in front of people, articulate some complicated concepts with little or no fault, with confidence and by barely looking at his notes. He is clear and concise, and not at all rushed. He should be pretty chuffed with himself for that.
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Yeah they are - party supporters have had to use a life-sized cardboard cut-out of David Cameron, instead... ;-p I think his trip over there was delayed slightly, but the restrictions were removed just enough for DC to get over there (and back) I think that's right anyway :) Ben
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