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    Re: Article 50

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    I'm sure it is how many people feel. I feel Jorg Albertz is the greatest player ever to take to a football field, peas are inherently evil and that Elvis is alive and well living in a trailer park in Tucson, Arizona.
    Yeah but everyone knows Elvis is there
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    Re: Article 50

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    I'm sure it is how many people feel. I feel Jorg Albertz is the greatest player ever to take to a football field, peas are inherently evil and that Elvis is alive and well living in a trailer park in Tucson, Arizona.
    Would they be the reasons why you voted remain Karen?
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    Re: Article 50

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    and that Elvis is alive and well living in a trailer park in Tucson, Arizona.
    So who's the guy working in our chip shop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColchesterFC View Post
    Agree on hereditary peers and the need for a second chamber. But at the minute it's a jobs for the boys (and girls) type set up where it's who you know rather than what you know that gets you the position. Each PM from all parties just promotes people who are basically their mates to the HoL. I would far prefer and elected HoL and see no reason why we can't have a vote on that at the same time as a general election.
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    Bearing in mind how successful(not) the LibDems have been for many years, why are there a majority of LibDems in the Lords if there hasn't been a LibDem PM since forever?

    And yes, an elected second chamber could be a very good thing.
    I'm a fan of 2nd Chambers. The HoL works pretty well imo - wise men 'testing' legislation and suggesting changes where justified. The tradition (rule?) that it doesn't return Manifesto driven legislation and the fact that Commons will eventually win, via the Parliament Act, works well. Unfortunately, it's also rather too open to the abuse of 'stacking' by Commons parties -
    which also creates far too many members! Now that the number of hereditary peers as members has been greatly reduced, I've no problem with that area of membership. It's wisdom/common sense that's more important than power/influence imo. Same (wisdom vs power issue) applies to the Lords Spiritual. I'm actually less in favour of their guaranteed presence than the hereditaries!

    Any election to the 2nd Chamber should be held out of the cycle of Commons elections - otherwise it's simply a 'single' election and there may as well only be 1 Chamber! I like the US system where a certain percentage of seats in each house is up for election every couple of years. The ability of a PM to call an election when it suits them irks for me!

    If a vote/election system was used - rather than the current 'appointment' one, I believe it should either be staged out cycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisd View Post
    Would they be the reasons why you voted remain Karen?
    I fear without EU assistance our country could become swamped with peas. The brexiteers have been suspiciously silent on this issue...
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    Re: Article 50

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    I fear without EU assistance our country could become swamped with peas. The brexiteers have been suspiciously silent on this issue...
    Its the only veg I eat. Carrots on the other hand will be barred from any trade agreement

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    Re: Article 50

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    I fear without EU assistance our country could become swamped with peas. The brexiteers have been suspiciously silent on this issue...
    The EU will be really good at regulating the shape of the peas...... we cannot do it alone!
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    Re: Article 50

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    I fear without EU assistance our country could become swamped with peas. The brexiteers have been suspiciously silent on this issue...
    So long as they are not that horrendous mushy variety I would be quite happy.
    Keep Scotland mushy pea free I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doon frae Troon View Post
    So long as they are not that horrendous mushy variety I would be quite happy.
    Keep Scotland mushy pea free I say.
    I'd vote "Yes" for that!
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    Re: Article 50

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    I fear without EU assistance our country could become swamped with peas. The brexiteers have been suspiciously silent on this issue...
    Typical remoaner!!

    No mention of the evil broccoli!
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