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Thread #165570 Message #3996103
Posted By: Iains
12-Jun-19 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Not so. Parliament must be accountable to the electorate. For a rabble to seize control with the connivance of the speaker leads to zero accountability. There lies the way to the socialist paradise, National Socialism, a totalitarian state! It can onlybe described as reckless behaviour
" The Commons is not itself able to govern. Governing requires coherence in responding to events and circumstances nationally and internationally. Therefore, for so long as the Commons is unwilling to withdraw its confidence, Her Majesty’s ministers can and should insist on their responsibility to govern. Legislation designed to usurp the Government’s functions should be blocked, in the first instance by relying on the House’s own procedures. If the Speaker were to subvert the normal rules, as he has, the Government might legitimately prorogue Parliament, ending a session of Parliament prematurely to prevent a Bill from being passed by both Houses.