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Thread #167690   Message #4056656
Posted By: DMcG
02-Jun-20 - 07:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
Subject: RE: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
A debate - and shortly a vote - is under way in Parliament on whether to allow MPs who are legally required to isolate to vote remotely, or whether the absurd looking 'Alton Towers' ((c) various MPs) queueing system must be used for voting.

I have no doubt a lot of Tories will vote to use the JRM-approved queues, but don't think they have considered what that means. A lot of them are happy to skip the debates and nip down to the lobbies for 5 minutes three or four times a day to cast their vote. That is quite and ego-stroking of their power.

Queueing for an hour a time, so maybe half a day spent standing in line is another matter.

Between these, I would expect the number of MPs actually voting on things over the next month or two to be substantially less than average. And, to me, that damages Parliamentary authority far more than where people are when they vote.