Our Fair Country: The Commonwealth of New England

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  1. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    And the reaction to me getting yeeted?
     
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  2. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    The Sergeant-at-Arms is biased against the Opposition
     
  3. UrbanNight Well-Known Member

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    I have never seen something so English, that was delivered in French!
     
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  4. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    In British parliamentary custom, one member directly accusing another of lying (even if this is a true accusation) within the house is not on. If said member does not withdraw the statement, the Speaker can have them suspended from the house for 24 hours for breaking parliamentary procedure - effectively the member is put on the naughty step.

    Traditionally, though, this is called "Naming" the member of parliament. MPs are never referred to by their name in normal circumstances - they are the "Member for XYZ", the "Minister for ABC", "My (right) honourable friend", the "(right) honourable member" etc. In Westminster, if the MP is named, either they leave the house of their own volition, or there is a vote on whether to do so.

    Obviously, procedure in New England is a bit different.
     
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  5. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    That sounds like something a Carbone supporter would say
     
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  6. Hindustani Person Bomb-throwing anarchist

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    Some questions-
    • Does Labour have any members who believe in the ‘Third way’
    • Is Hillary one of the more moderate members of Social Labor or has Social Labor become a centre-left or liberalistic party?
    Finally, expect a surprise!
     
  7. Threadmarks: BBC Politics Tweet: 18/11/2019

    Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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  8. MatthewFirth Well-Known Member

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    What a surprise, was not expecting the Tories to again be in the lead, the situation seems so negative at the moment, where's the protests?
     
  9. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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    In New England, using an MPs name is completely disallowed by the Parliamentary rules. You must use their highest office, eg. "Prime Minister," or "Leader of the Opposition." Third (and fourth, ect.) parties do not have official offices so they are stilled called by their riding name. Using someone's name, along with some other grievous behaviour (accusations of lying, unparliamentary language, unruly conduct, ect.) gives the Speaker the sole discretion to eject the member from the sitting, no voting required.

    A) Third way politics don't really exist. Labour today would be more akin to the centre-left/left elements of irl U.S. Democrats or U.K. Labour party, Pre-Blair but not as left as say, Corbyn.
    B) Hillary is considered a moderate or a right-wing member of Social Labor.

    The situation isn't as negative as you'd expect. The economy is growing, taxes are down, wages are up. The threat of a recession seems to have waned, the Prime Minister has stabilised her government, The Independence Group is sulking in the background after their failed leadership challenge, the Social Democrats are missing their leader (Bernie remains inactive in politics, and has been resting in Vermont), Labour is seen as faltering after trying to poach Social Democrats and Independent Conservatives, while the Prime Minister did just unveil a highly popular plan to bring democracy to the upper House, and people are generally open to expanding the House of Commons.
     
  10. glenn67 Well-Known Member

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    Wait a minute. I thought Bernie was an MP from Brooklyn, LI.
     
  11. Amateur Psephologist Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Ran for Leahy's seat in 2018.
     
  12. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    Didn't he also used to be Mayor of Brooklyn?
     
  13. Hindustani Person Bomb-throwing anarchist

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    I was asking about NE Labour
     
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