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As we are not participating in the new treaty, what exactly do you anticipate that the new referendum would be framed around?
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G Man - we are a represntative not a direct democracy - you have the freedom to stand for election on this issue if you would like!
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Can I ask where we think these people are goign to move to?
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Mr Halfon isn't goign to get far with his All Party Group if he choses to use it as a platform for bashign the Opposition. This is a real problem and people from all sides of the political divide need to pull together on this isue.
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Philip, As turnout appears to be a greater factor in determining the Labour bias than constituency size, there will still be a considerable pro-Labour bias within the new boundaries. Equalising constituency size is really a minor tinkering that will do little to resolve the issue.
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To be fair, one of the reasons that Chris Huhne is behaving so appllingly is that the No campaign have hardly covered themselves in glory with the manner in which they have chosen to conduct their campaign.
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Elaine - this isn't just a report from left-wing academia - the report has been endorsed by Conservative Peers such as Lord Forsyth, and constitutional expert Lord Norton, who chaired a commission for William Hague about strengthening parliament.
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I must confess that I haven't yet read the report but a quick couple of observations: 1. Whilst I appreciate the large number of Peers created, this does not take into account how active they, or previous appointees are 2. It seems silly to appoint professionals and leaders in their fields to a chamber that is ill-equipped to harness their talents.
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I think that that was a perfectly reasonable post! I know David of old and this is great news, for him and for Policy Exchange.
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To be fair to Chris Huhne, those AV posters are quite ridiculous...
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It's not just the decline in party members - as a branch chairman I reckon that only about half of my members art actually active, further reducing the numbers available for canvassing.
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on what grounds are they incompetent and corrupt?
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Well they have left the Paelstinians to rot - hence Cameron's spot on comments regardingGaze being a prison camp...
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Perhaps is Israel stopped building on occupied territory then people would stop trying to kill the Israelis. The Plestinians are ahrdly blameless, but Israel does nothing to advance its cause.
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Perhpas is Israel behaved a bit less like a bull in a china shop, it would be easier to give them something that has a greater resemblance to unqulaified support...
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Everyone's having to compromise - Lib Dems as well as Tories - can we not just grow up and accept this? The electoral arithmatic does not provide for an overall Tory majority - so let's roll the sleeves up and get on with the job as best we can.
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Marvellous - sounds like a cracking speech and good luck on your parliamentary career, Iain!
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Maybe we should let the public decide in a referendum and shut the Liberals up. If Labour DOES do a deal on a PR referndum, then how enthusiastic are we going to be defending an electoral system that has massively disadvantaged us? Also, turning the argument it round, if we are saying that the need for change is so urgent that the Liberals need to join with us, then does defending the FPTP system at all costs (ie not being able to form a government) trump the economic sclorosis?
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Last time I checked what you wear doesn't have any impacty on your reasoning or ability to think - does it really matter anymore? This is exactly the sort of petty behaviour that puts young people off politics?
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I must be a PC Tory if I believe that we should be presenting all sexual lifestyles as of equal value - being a homosexual does zero damage to the hetrosexual community at all - what is damaging is settingn out the notion that it is "wrong" to be gay, forcing gay people to try and live hetrosexual lifestyles with the inevitable destruction and unhappiness it creates at a later date.
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2010 on Concerning sex education at CentreRight
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For the first time, I'm beginnign to fear a hung parliament...
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I think it's fair to say it gives the DUP a veto over what happens as well...
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I can see no reason to change the current system - both unionists and nationalists need to feel that the current system serves their needs and I cannot see how this can be provided for if we impose majority unionist rule on the nationalists. The Good Friday Agreement and the peace dividend that has flowed has suceeded because for the first time nationalists feel theiy are aprt of the governing structures - any move away from the coalition would damage and perhaps see a return to violence.
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Well it's not in his gift to get the Arts Council to reverse revnue funding cuts is it? He could have funded them himself through the LDA if he really wanted to...
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Yes, the Conservative party under Cameron is far too dominated by one man, so let's replace him with another celebrity-politician...
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