Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Labour MP Slams UK 'Petition' Plans

A Labour lawmaker says that plans to authorize people to choose which laws are to be debated in Parliament would be a power monopolized by “the obsessed and the fanatical.”

The British government is trying to allow petitions to attract voters to debate in Parliament, according to the gazettelive.

Details of the plan are to be arranged with Commons business chiefs including Speaker John Bercow. The plan was among the set of promises inked in the coalition agreement between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats in May.'


1 comment:

  1. Well, I think debate is a healthy thing.

    Seeing as we vote for our elected representatives, the public at large should have a say in the day to day running of the country.

    Besides, I think there are a lot of people with sensible and valid opinions whose voices should be heard.

    Oh, and trust a Labour representative to try and gag people from saying their piece. New Labour is NOT old Labour. Old Labour got my vote many years ago, new Labour never would, for the record. Glad they lost, now the Conservatives need to stop being so strict and making people so angry and ruining the country.

    My first question for debate is why are most of the British utility companies foreign owned? A country is SUPPOSED to value its assets, but obviously not here in the UK, selling off everything to the highest bidder.



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