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To think it's an absolute disgrace that Parliament can't sit?

(35 Posts)
Rigby46 Thu 15-Jun-17 09:28:16

We still don't know when the QS will be - that can't be agreed until the agreement with the DUP is sorted out - TM and her MPs can not being held to account by Parliament at the moment - whither democracy? I have this dream of Her Maj calling her to Buck House and giving her 24 hours to get an agreement or she'll send for Jeremy

yggdrasil Thu 15-Jun-17 09:44:09

Belgium managed for months without a parliament smile

Rigby46 Thu 15-Jun-17 09:45:35

True - maybe not whilst supposed to be negotiating Brexit

paddyann Thu 15-Jun-17 09:46:09

Honestly? We're better off without these eegits...they cause more pain and suffering than they ever cure.

Rigby46 Thu 15-Jun-17 09:47:48

No but seriously ...

mcem Thu 15-Jun-17 10:34:49

And if the petition urging no agreement with DUP reaches a million signatures can a parliamentary debate be demanded with no government?
With or without that debate can the DUP agreement be stalled? Will TM do a u-turn and ditch this ridiculous and unacceptable deal?

How much vital business is on hold?

How long will the EU be prepared to wait for negotiations to start? We're told the door is still open as negotiations haven't started.
Theoretically TM can call it quits and go back to square one

Rewind a full year?

Utter farce!

Rigby46 Thu 15-Jun-17 10:39:43

Thanks mcem for taking it seriously - a government without a parliament seems to me a pretty unacceptable form of democracy

MawBroon Thu 15-Jun-17 10:49:36

We manage well enough during the long summer recess, some might argue, better.
So no. I do not think it is disgraceful. Regrettable, but not disgraceful. We do have a government.

Jalima1108 Thu 15-Jun-17 10:56:16

We have a government and all of the mps of all parties are probably getting on with more important work than they do when they are sitting in the House jeering at one another. Let's hope they are busy getting 'their ducks in a row', as they say, re Brexit.

So no, I probably don't think it is disgraceful, but do hope something gets sorted out before too long before the electorate becomes uneasy.

Jalima1108 Thu 15-Jun-17 11:01:25

sorry, ignore first bit!!

Jalima1108 Thu 15-Jun-17 11:01:59

we have elected mps who are not just sitting on their hands (presumably) but getting on with more important work

GracesGranMK2 Thu 15-Jun-17 11:29:37

I think there is a word for government with out parliamentary democracy isn't there Rigby? Oh yes - so that would be dictatorship then.

I don't think we are there yet but I do think it has been May's inclination so I hope the MPs are keeping an eye on it all for us.

Anniebach Thu 15-Jun-17 11:35:48

Seems parliament will sit on Wednesday

BlueBelle Thu 15-Jun-17 15:31:48

It's a pretty unacceptable government anyway let them muddled themselv into the mire a bit further

kittylester Thu 15-Jun-17 15:54:41

I thought I'd just seen that it is to be next Wednesday. But, hey, what do I know.

kittylester Thu 15-Jun-17 15:56:05

That's what I know!

rosesarered Thu 15-Jun-17 15:57:35

Yes, YABU given the circumstances, and as others say, there will be plenty of work going on behind the scenes.

Rigby46 Thu 15-Jun-17 16:05:42

Ok fair enough - now a date has been set.

stillaliveandkicking Mon 19-Jun-17 19:32:19

Of course there's a lot going on behind the scenes. Do you want a hotline to May OP smile

Luckygirl Mon 19-Jun-17 19:39:56

Oh lord no - anything but that!!! grin She would be lucky to escape with her life!!!

stillaliveandkicking Mon 19-Jun-17 19:47:54

Now there's a Corbyn-ism if ever there was one. Awful man indeed. Inciting riots etc. he should be given his marching orders immediately.

FarNorth Mon 19-Jun-17 20:06:36

What will happen to Brexit during the "long summer recess"?

varian Mon 19-Jun-17 20:24:58

There will be no parliamentary scrutiny. The Tory brexiteers will be able to do what they like. No doubt their right wing tax dodging friends who own most of the press will report that everything is going brilliantly - until we all fall off that cliff.

stillaliveandkicking Tue 20-Jun-17 00:42:20

Do what they like? Have I entered the twig-let zone? Now there was me thinking that what I voted for is still going to happen. I want 3 things. Amazing how the press two weeks ago told us that Corbyn was almost a messiah, it's now been shown that he's truly a marxist that was trying to actually incite riots, he even practically admitted it. I personally don't rely on the "press"

yggdrasil Tue 20-Jun-17 07:24:58

SAAK: " Amazing how the press two weeks ago told us that Corbyn was almost a messiah, it's now been shown that he's truly a marxist that was trying to actually incite riots, he even practically admitted it. I personally don't rely on the "press"

There's a bit of a dichotomy here. You can't have it both ways, either the press is right or it is lying.
And Corbyn has not been inciting riots or admitting it, so I think the press is at it again.