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post Dec 14 2019, 03:49 PM
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50704706

It will campaign for changes to the voting system and the abolition of the House of Lords, he told Sky News

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I suspect that will cause problems for many here, as they *want* voting reform (dunno about HoL abolition) but don't like the potential messenger. unsure.gif
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post Dec 14 2019, 03:54 PM
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Few people here (myself included) would disagree with changing to a more PR form of elections, as well as reforming the House of Lords, although as you mention, a lot of people would object to getting behind Farage to do so. Having said that, he has form taking somewhat niche ideas into the mainstream and turning them into government policy through parties worried about haemorrhaging votes to them (c.f Brexit), so could end up doing the same with this if he's lucky.
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post Dec 14 2019, 05:00 PM
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Another Farage party! Why doesn't he retire and put his feet up?
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post Dec 14 2019, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE(Crazy Chris-tmas @ Dec 14 2019, 05:00 PM) *
Another Farage party! Why doesn't he retire and put his feet up?

Because he's afraid that he will drop dead if he's off television for more than a few hours.
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post Dec 14 2019, 05:32 PM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Dec 14 2019, 05:24 PM) *
Because he's afraid that he will drop dead if he's off television for more than a few hours.



LOL. Think he thrives on it.
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post Dec 14 2019, 05:49 PM
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Urgh. He knows we on the left will have to get behind him on this. He'll be living for it.
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post Dec 14 2019, 05:50 PM
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QUOTE(December Dong @ Dec 14 2019, 05:49 PM) *
Urgh. He knows we on the left will have to get behind him on this. He'll be living for it.



Well he'll be unemployed soon. sad.gif
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post Dec 14 2019, 06:44 PM
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I disagree with the abolition of the House of Lords, it certainly needs to be reformed in all areas but it provides a good check on the legislation being pushed through.
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post Dec 14 2019, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE(Santa Klaus @ Dec 14 2019, 07:44 PM) *
I disagree with the abolition of the House of Lords, it certainly needs to be reformed in all areas but it provides a good check on the legislation being pushed through.


I want it reformed, where the Lords are chosen yearly by random ballot to serve a 10 year term. Still functioning as a scrutinising 2nd chamber, but more representative on the UK public.
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post Dec 14 2019, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE(Santa Klaus @ Dec 14 2019, 06:44 PM) *
I disagree with the abolition of the House of Lords, it certainly needs to be reformed in all areas but it provides a good check on the legislation being pushed through.



Agreed. Reformed but not abolished. Pay docked too for Lords sleeping through proceedings.
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post Dec 15 2019, 05:46 AM
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QUOTE(December Dong @ Dec 14 2019, 05:49 PM) *
Urgh. He knows we on the left will have to get behind him on this. He'll be living for it.


It'll be hell for them, and for the LD's, if they're still serious about electoral reform. tongue.gif
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post Dec 15 2019, 09:14 PM
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Must be bored so he must!
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Some good ideas but I can't see this taking off much.

Still think there is a place for the House of Lords but it must be reformed.
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post Jan 10 2020, 11:12 AM
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He can stick it up his hole
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