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Thread #167690   Message #4056832
Posted By: DMcG
03-Jun-20 - 02:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
Subject: RE: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
The last vote took 93 minutes, because MPs had to queue up. If there are four or five votes in a day, that is 3 hours or more queuing, with a section of this in in the rain if the weather is bad.

I don't believe MPs will do this. They will simply not vote, just like my MP last night. Maybe he is self isolating, or may he could not be bothered, I don't know.   But either way, this reduces representation in Parliament significantly.

Warning: Germany reference coming up, but at least it is not the usual ones.

One thing I never really understood about the Enabling Act in Germany in 1933 is why the members of Parliament voted to give themselves less power: in normal circumstance that seems counter-intuitive. But in the circumstances we are in, MPs are also voting to give themselves less power, albeit less directly. Basically, each MP who voted for this said if they have to go into isolation, they want their constituency to be unrepresented.