Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Mugatu, Apr 18, 2017.
I think you need to knock 2 off Labour and 1 off the Tories for the deputy speakers.
Perhaps you're right Indie.
It comes up for re-election after each general I believe - I think the convention is that whichever party is in opposition provides two deputies and whichever is in government provides one.
I think the standing order is by reference to do with whichever party provided the Speaker. One from the same side as the Speaker, and two from the opposite side.
The election still happens after parliament reconvenes though, doesn't it?
Who cares as long as Lindsay is one of them.
Yes. In 2010 the election was within a month of the Queen's Speech, with temporary deputies appointed before then. Same in 2015.
So notionally deputies would be immaterial to which party formed government initially?
(I mean at this stage Labour would probably just chuck the kitchen sink at buying off Tim Farron for confidence and supply but hey)
We already have a Government - it's the incumbent's to lose. The first confidence vote is on the Queen's Speech. I can't tell whether the vote on the Queen's Speech is before or after the temporary deputies are appointed.
Here's Greg Knight, standing in East Yorkshire for the Conservatives:
He's got my vote.
Oh very dear at Di Abbott's truly dreadful interview about the Lord Harris report on Sky
Now is NOT THE TIME!
Just say you HAVEN'T READ IT or you DON'T REMEMBER IT (not that that would have been much better given the circumstances)
Guess her usual tactic of TALKING SLOW and REPEATING THE QUESTION didn't pay off this time.
I see Di has pulled out of today's Women's Hour debate due to 'illness'
"We're now putting up barriers... on bwidges"
What a mess, poor love. Clearly her meds have some untimely side effects.
It's so mortifying to behold that I'm not sure I can watch it again for a replay of that lowlight OF MANY
OH GO ON THEN
There was a 2 minute clip of the Sky interview which I couldn't finish it was so excruciating, like watching a 3 legged turtle trying to swim in a straight line. But it's a lesson to us all that when an ex-bf offers you a job you're simply not quipped to do, then don't accept it.
Thank fuck for that!
I like the cute little Essex boy FX trader shocked to see her.
See, I really do love LADY DI but she shouldn't be at this level. She's fine working at local level, I'm sure, but Corbyn's situation with everyone jumping ship a few months ago has caused this. She's been the single most detrimental thing to this campaign, according to the media- but in fairness, she's done no worse than lots of white, middle class tories have
I think that PLEASE STOP TALKING might be my new response to self-interested bores and whores blathering at me for hours on end
Apologies for the BOJO SCREENCAP
It's like a mobile phone travelled all the back to 1992.
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Well COLOUR ME SHOCKED
Some of my relatives intend to vote for George Galloway, which is incredibly frustrating. Its hard to get them away from his supposed solidarity with Muslims and support of issues to do with Palestine and Iraq. *rolls eyes*
This quiz is telling me I am 77% in line with the Green Party. That was quite a surprise. Also Conservatives were lowest with 26% - I always thought I was a little bit more right wing than some people my age, but only a smidgen. Apparently not.
As if the Lib Dems weren't doing badly enough, Fucking Bob Fucking Geldof has come out in support of them.
85% Lib dem
The first time I did this I came up with UKIP, despite wanting to remain in the single market and have no limit on immigration.
Tweaked my answer on corporation tax and fracking and now I'm Plaid/Lib Dem.
90% lib dem
It's hard to be unbiased when you know which policies belong to which party already
86% Lib Dem
Urgh this pledge she's made today to rip up human rights laws so she can kick out terrorists is going to swing it for her isn't it? CUNT.
OMG what an absolute fucking CUNT
(what she wants to do is already allowed under the ECHR)
Big D REPLACED.
Then the other parties (who agree with it) should point that out.
Big D's replacement:
I hope getting rid of her will make the party seem more electable. Or it just shows how shit they are by having kept her for so long.