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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 21 Mar 19 11.19am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Would the country be any the worse off if all MPs were booted out and another 650 appointed?
All we have currently are a bunch of self interested nobodies whose only concern is making the other parties look bad. Ideology trumping common sense. Any important debate degenerates into a racket of cat calling and backbiting. Nothing they do is for the good of the country but purely out of expediency. Their so called principles can go through 180 degree turns at the drop of a hat when they think they have something to gain.
Their reaction to the expenses scandal shows how they think of the rest of us.

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 21 Mar 19 12.44pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Would the country be any the worse off if all MPs were booted out and another 650 appointed?
All we have currently are a bunch of self interested nobodies whose only concern is making the other parties look bad. Ideology trumping common sense. Any important debate degenerates into a racket of cat calling and backbiting. Nothing they do is for the good of the country but purely out of expediency. Their so called principles can go through 180 degree turns at the drop of a hat when they think they have something to gain.
Their reaction to the expenses scandal shows how they think of the rest of us.

Yes, we would be worse off.

Brexit is doing a great job of keeping them busy and not meddling in the affairs of the country. The debates always end up in a squable as they are all egomaniacs who no nothing about anything. Best try and prevent them from getting involve in decision making as they only mess it up.

If we replace them all with a new bunch it would crate more chaos.

I think we should be very careful to stay away from ideological PM's. They are the worst kind of politician.

 

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View ChrisGC's Profile ChrisGC Flag Wantage 21 Mar 19 1.04pm Send a Private Message to ChrisGC Add ChrisGC as a friend

What, like 650 immigrants? Quick, merge the thread!

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 21 Mar 19 1.31pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by ChrisGC

What, like 650 immigrants? Quick, merge the thread!

Would this save money?
Could we also employ the to rebuild parliament and undertake all the catering and cleaning work too.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 21 Mar 19 1.40pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

.... it would crate more chaos.

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Interesting typo. Parliament: Crating chaos since 1707.

 

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View Jacey's Profile Jacey Flag 21 Mar 19 2.08pm Send a Private Message to Jacey Add Jacey as a friend

Parliament,enemies of the people.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 21 Mar 19 2.23pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

Would this save money?
Could we also employ the to rebuild parliament and undertake all the catering and cleaning work too.

Hey that's my line.

I have been arguing that for a few years now. Import 600 Eastern European MPs pay them half the salary and I bet they will work a darn sight harder. Then let's see how many of the current lot feel.

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 21 Mar 19 3.20pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

Yes, we would be worse off.

Brexit is doing a great job of keeping them busy and not meddling in the affairs of the country. The debates always end up in a squable as they are all egomaniacs who no nothing about anything. Best try and prevent them from getting involve in decision making as they only mess it up.

If we replace them all with a new bunch it would crate more chaos.

I think we should be very careful to stay away from ideological PM's. They are the worst kind of politician.

Bit like most threads on the HOL then?

 


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View johnno42000's Profile johnno42000 Flag 21 Mar 19 3.49pm Send a Private Message to johnno42000 Add johnno42000 as a friend

Time for a modern day Cromwell to march his troops into Parliament:

'It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go! '

 


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View davidpercival's Profile davidpercival Flag Croydon 21 Mar 19 4.17pm Send a Private Message to davidpercival Add davidpercival as a friend

Who would appoint them? You?

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Would the country be any the worse off if all MPs were booted out and another 650 appointed?
All we have currently are a bunch of self interested nobodies whose only concern is making the other parties look bad. Ideology trumping common sense. Any important debate degenerates into a racket of cat calling and backbiting. Nothing they do is for the good of the country but purely out of expediency. Their so called principles can go through 180 degree turns at the drop of a hat when they think they have something to gain.
Their reaction to the expenses scandal shows how they think of the rest of us.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 21 Mar 19 5.34pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by davidpercival

Who would appoint them? You?

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You’re too kind. No, do it like jury service. Get the letter & show up for a fortnight. Maybe keep a few of the top positions as permanent but with the possibility they can be voted out.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 21 Mar 19 7.08pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Originally posted by davidpercival

Who would appoint them? You?

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You’re too kind. No, do it like jury service. Get the letter & show up for a fortnight. Maybe keep a few of the top positions as permanent but with the possibility they can be voted out.

Democracy originally started in Athens when the public gathered listened to whoever wanted to speak and then voted. I kinda like your idea not sure it is practical but the problem with the current lot is most know they are safe. Shave a monkey pin a rosette on it etc.

I like the US system voters are more demanding "what have you done for me lately?" Apart from the very committed most people will vote for the best person so on election day with multiple elections happening many will vote for both parties from President down to dog catcher depending on how they feel about that politician.

If a few more MPs in safe seats felt under threat from the voters they might put a shift in and listen to their constituents.

 


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