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    Filibustering

    Does this practice have any place in a modern democracy?
    Why should an individual mp be able to block all debate on an issue he takes a dislike to without allowing anyone else to even hear the arguments.

    As I type this serial filibusterer tory mp Phillip Davis has been droning on for an hour about nothing to try to stop a domestic violence bill from being debated.

    Can you imagine if businesses were operated in this manner? We should expect better from our MPs.

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    Re: Filibustering

    South Korean opposition lawmakers have set what appears to be a new world record for a combined filibuster after speaking for 192 hours.
    Nearly nine days of non-stop speeches included rambling monologues and long chunks of George Orwell's novel 1984.

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    Re: Filibustering

    Should be illegal, and prosecutable. Minimum jail for 1 year.

    Absolute waste of space, oxygen time and money.

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    Re: Filibustering

    Maybe there shoudl be an automatic gun fired at the speaker if they cant make their point in 20 minutes - they get fired - literally

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    Re: Filibustering

    It does not show our democracy in the best light at all. You can't tell me that you can increase youth engagement by showing them a video of someone talking over others until no action can be taken.

    It can be used for positive reasons however, although I'd suggest the majority of the time is that people have been persuaded to act that way by their favourite backer.

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    Re: Filibustering

    But was it conducted vigilantly?

    10pts for name and title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vimana. View Post
    But was it conducted vigilantly?

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    Re: Filibustering

    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    It does not show our democracy in the best light at all. You can't tell me that you can increase youth engagement by showing them a video of someone talking over others until no action can be taken.

    It can be used for positive reasons however, although I'd suggest the majority of the time is that people have been persuaded to act that way by their favourite backer.
    I would imagine the whips have a list of "droners" at their disposal, and they probably undergo special training.

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    Re: Filibustering

    Quote Originally Posted by lardy View Post
    Birdhouse in your soul..They might be giants
    :xmasthumbup:

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    Re: Filibustering

    Quote Originally Posted by Vimana. View Post
    :xmasthumbup:
    I'm gonna save my points up for a teasmade.

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    Re: Filibustering

    Quote Originally Posted by lardy View Post
    I'm gonna save my points up for a teasmade.
    A gobbling one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    A gobbling one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    A gobbling one?
    They are the best, if you are lucky enough to meet one :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    They are the best, if you are lucky enough to meet one :)
    'It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled'

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    Re: Filibustering

    It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that Philip Davies is at it again.

    This time he has chosen to deny parliament the opportunity to debate on honour killings.

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