Bollocks to Brexit

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Post by Regulator » 6 days ago

Greg wrote:
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Dont we need him for PM though?
OK... Caroline Lucas as Speaker and Keir Starmer as PM.
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Regulator wrote:
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OK... Caroline Lucas as Speaker and Keir Starmer as PM.
Anna Soubry for speaker? She speaks forcefully enough.
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Harman, watch this space.
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Post by Dunckel » 6 days ago

Am I right in thinking it normally goes tory - labour in turn?
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Post by Joan » 6 days ago

According to Wikipedia, the method of picking was changed in 2007, so has only been used once.

In "peacetime" it's possible that they could all agree behind closed doors who the new speaker will be and then it could be the Tories "turn". But I don't think that's possible at the moment, so the rules of nomination and 50%+ vote are going to be needed.
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Post by Rutabaga » 6 days ago

Bercow was a Tory, wasn't he?
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Yep
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Rutabaga wrote:
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Bercow was a Tory, wasn't he?
And, at least at one time, a member of the so called ERG.
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Rutabaga wrote:
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Bercow was a Tory, wasn't he?
Doh! My assumption was based on Leadsom saying they would field a candidate against him, so assumed he would stand as Labour.

The underlying factor is I am confusing the Commons speaker with the House of Representatives (Australia or USA). The speaker is typically a member of the ruling party (which would have been labour when Bercow ascended).

But if it's Labour's "turn", can you imagine Boris ceding that? No, it's going to be balls to wall rules following.
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And, at least at one time, a member of the so called ERG.
Ugh. I can't at this second think of a more Orwellian phrase than European Research Group.
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Post by Whiskeyjack » 6 days ago

I seem to recall that it alternates between the two parties rather than someone not of the ruling party. In either case it would be labours turn. even if the conservatives wanted to change that, they might struggle to force a partisan speaker on the house.
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Whiskeyjack wrote:
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I seem to recall that it alternates between the two parties rather than someone not of the ruling party. In either case it would be labours turn. even if the conservatives wanted to change that, they might struggle to force a partisan speaker on the house.
It doesn’t. It used to but the rules changed post-Michael Martin. Now it’s a proper election.
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Sonic Budgie wrote:
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Harman, watch this space.
BOOM!! 8)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics- ... c_politics
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How many deaths from apoplexy might result from this?
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LowlifeDes wrote:
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How many deaths from apoplexy might result from this?
Sir Edward.jpg
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Post by Joan » 5 days ago

The current rules require a 50% majority, we means it will require cross party agreement amongst - presumably - the non-Boriskivites. It's quite clear Boris and co are completely in capably for making parley. So it's going to be someone that the Lib Dems, Labour and ousted Tories can all live with. We might end up with someone good. We might end up with Harman.
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