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New Parliament & a new Speaker

(72 Posts)
Urmstongran Tue 17-Dec-19 15:59:39

in Sir Lindsay Hoyle.

Let’s hope it makes a positive difference.

Calendargirl Tue 17-Dec-19 16:07:37

Will be a definite improvement on dreadful Bercow. Good riddance.

Ilovecheese Tue 17-Dec-19 16:08:51

Nicky Morgan has been given a life peerage and has been reinstated as culture secretary after losing her seat.

Ilovecheese Tue 17-Dec-19 16:11:12

Zac Goldsmith has also been given a peerage and a place in Government after losing his seat.

Calendargirl Tue 17-Dec-19 16:18:44

I don’t think Nicky Morgan lost her seat, she didn’t contest it. Zac Goldsmith lost his, yes.

Ilovecheese Tue 17-Dec-19 16:24:39

You are correct Calendargirl sorry about that. I suppose she must think she will get less abuse in the Lords than in parliament.

Nico97 Tue 17-Dec-19 16:27:02

Just been watching this and would echo the comment by Calendargirl smile

Urmstongran Tue 17-Dec-19 16:34:45

For the first time in 3 and a half years I feel happy and content and calm about politics and Brexit.

This Tory victory was the best Christmas present this country could have wished for. I'm so happy right now

Nico97 Tue 17-Dec-19 16:38:09

Urm I said as much to my DH - long may it last ?

Jane10 Tue 17-Dec-19 16:40:21

I'm enjoying watching the news again. No more tit for tatting and stalemate all round.

jura2 Tue 17-Dec-19 16:47:50

You are jesting, I take it ?!?

Urmstongran Tue 17-Dec-19 16:51:08


MerylStreep Tue 17-Dec-19 16:54:40

Just the same feeling in this household. We are still buzzing with the glorious outcome of the election. It puts a big grin on your face, doesn't it.???

Urmstongran Tue 17-Dec-19 16:55:41

Unlike his predecessor, Sir Lindsay will be completely unbiased. No ego either. A down to earth Lancastrian.

Cherrytree59 Tue 17-Dec-19 17:00:50

? Not sure how long it will last.
Honeymoon period and Christmas.

Poppyred Tue 17-Dec-19 17:02:28

Same here Urstomgran a big sigh of relief and able to watch the news again. ??

Firecracker123 Tue 17-Dec-19 17:04:47

Yes happy that we are finally going to leave the EU and Corbyn is on his way out. ? ??

MerylStreep Tue 17-Dec-19 17:15:07

Yes, we are leaving the eu ??? not so sure about Corbyn ?

GagaJo Tue 17-Dec-19 17:19:15

I loved Bercow. Very impartial. Not to mention strict.

Opal Tue 17-Dec-19 17:22:06

Another happy and relieved household here. The relief in the country is palpable.

jura2 Tue 17-Dec-19 17:23:40

for a little less than half the voters, yes -

for the rest, no- despair and real worry about the future.

Alima Tue 17-Dec-19 17:26:58

May I join those of you feeling optimistic about politics for the first time in years. I also welcome Sir Lindsay Hoyle as speaker. A breath of fresh air after the last one. (About time the Speaker was good. What was the name of that Scottish one before Bercow, George Martin? Awful. Have to go right back to Betty Boothroyd for a decent one).

jura2 Tue 17-Dec-19 17:41:08

I suppose it depends on so many things, and who you talk to.
The young people I know are in despair, and some are actually frightened- especially those from the EU and ethnic minorities, even though they are second, third or more generation British, and who see attacks in the street, on public transport, etc, rise. And those who see that within just days, the sale of NHS services and the threat to workers' rights, product safety and animal bio safety, welfare, etc- are already on the table. The country is as divided and possible more, than ever- as more the Tories so called landslide was voted by a minority of votes- helped in by the outdated and totally undemocratic FPP system

jura2 Tue 17-Dec-19 17:44:08


Calendargirl Tue 17-Dec-19 17:48:49


I assume your comments re Bercow are tongue in cheek?