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Archive for the ‘Parliamentary Motions’ Category

Large Parliamentary majority will deliver “oven-ready” deceit

Posted on: 16th September 2020

  The Dominic Cummings’ Government is correct. The introduction of The Internal Market Bill this week is not unique and has precedent. For example there’s The Enabling Act forced through by Hitler in 1933 . It ultimately paved the way for totalitarian rule in Germany and all that the world witnessed thereafter. And Putin has […]

Cold comfort from Conservatives for child refugees

Posted on: 22nd January 2020

Conservative MPs have yet again today voted to refuse sanctuary for child refugees. This is as unsurprising as it is disappointing. Conservative MPs of course routinely attempt to defend themselves by quoting the numbers of children who’ve successfully been resettled here in recent years (see this tissue of astonishingly selective “evidence” from the local Tory […]

Cummings gets his comuppence

Posted on: 3rd September 2019

Boris Johnson today skewered himself on the sword of his own bluster and misjudgment. Meanwhile the real Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings, has seen his devious strategy of threats and dictatorial rule catastrophically fail. Johnson complains that Parliament is stopping him from negotiating a Brexit deal with the EU. But he’s made no effort to commence […]

There are NO “legally-binding changes” to the Withdrawal Agreement

Posted on: 12th March 2019

  Professor of EU Law, Michael Dougan, commented “There is still no mechanism by which the UK is entitled unilaterally to terminate the “backstop”” after analysing the so-called “Strasbourg Agreement” published last night. His Summary comment sent to me earlier this morning, after burning the midnight oil is set out below and his full analysis […]

EDM | Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Posted on: 18th July 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2074. Motion reads: “That this House notes with concern research carried out at the Medical Research Council’s laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, which has concluded that alcohol damages DNA and can cause permanen…

EDM | Aung San Suu Kyi And The Martyr’s Day March

Posted on: 18th July 2011

Andrew George has proposed EDM2101. Motion reads: “That this House notes that the winner of the Burmese general election and pro-democracy and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been invited to march in the city of Yangon on Martyr’s Day, 19 July, …

EDM | Terms Of Reference Of The Leveson Inquiry

Posted on: 18th July 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2088. Motion reads: “That this House insists that the terms of reference of the Leveson Inquiry must be extended to the whole media, including sound, visual and social media, and to include blagging and other unethical or il…

EDM | Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

Posted on: 18th July 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2084. Motion reads: “That this House looks forward to the TUC Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival on 15 to 17 July 2011; is shocked to learn that Maureen Lum, a grandmother and trade unionist from Australia, has been deported becaus…

EDM | Competitive Tendering Of Probation Work

Posted on: 18th July 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2086. Motion reads: “That this House notes that the Ministry of Justice intend to put all probation work out to competitive tender; believes that prior privatisations in the probation sector have been unsuccessful; further n…

EDM | Bank Of England And Money Supply

Posted on: 18th July 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2075. Motion reads: “That this House notes that commercial banks have arrogated to themselves the right to create almost the entire UK money supply out of nothing in the form of a debt to them whenever they issue loans to th…