so do we have enough mps left to form a national goverment?

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  1. So are there enough MP's left who haven't had there nose so far in the trough to form a national government
  2. No
  3. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

  4. can't we seize power in the name of the people (Gladiator style) and sack all the corrupt self indulged politicians who are only in it for themselves and not the people they are supposed to represent... :twisted:
  5. We used to have national service for the Armed Forces - can we not have the same thing for politics?

    Choose however many MP's we need at random from the general public. They have to serve a three year tour as an MP. The ones from outside Londona are housed in "barracks". They are paid a decent wage; enough to live comfortably on but no more.

    Come on - could they do any worse than the cnuts we have already?!
  6. always thought a bit of random jury style selection wouldn't hurt in the houses of parliament.
    not every idea the party in power comes up with is brilliant or toss for that matter so having to win people over by the merits of the idea rather than party discipline or voting no just cause Blair came up with the idea.
    chances some of the people who are picked are total tools but might also get the odd brain box.
    have to frame the law so that people can't get out of it and that people have there careers protected
  7. makes more sense than any of the other partys
    will look into it
  8. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    What can Her Majesty do about this?

    Surely it is time for use of the Monarch's constitutional powers to rescue British democracy from total corruption, clean it all up and start again.
  9. Personally think that the number of people who didn't vote should be counted.

    Why should someone get elected with 20% of a constituency vote? With 35% turnout that can occur. It ain't democracy.

    In reality that's 65% of the people not using their voice, which should equate to no MP. How many MP's would we loose that way. How much money would that save to spend on something worth while?
  10. Or make voting COMPULSORY like some European Countries (I'm NOT a EUROPHILE BTW). Hold elections on a Sunday. Can't be arsed ? Pay the small fine...but the money goes to charity.

    Now think about it. The main parties will sh*t themselves because they're held in such low regard, the forced electorate will put that cross on any party but Tory or Liarblur. So, Ravin' Looney's etc would be in a chance and that, my friends, would make for an interesting 4 years.

    Failing that, sack the lot, call in Her Majesty, dole out Ministerial Responsiblities to the Royal Family and tell the land that this situation will remain until someone has a better idea.
  11. Scabbers, kinda agree people should vote - but forcing someone to vote I don't like. It is just as much a choice not to vote - and we are free to make that choice. It is something I think should continue.

    But... rather than the Ravin' Looney's (who'd probably do a better job) we'd get probably between 1/2 and a 1/4 of the mongs we presently have gracing our first house.

    By not having an MP people would see what they were worth or not worth.

    You could of course have the same system by compulsory voting but adding a box "none of the above".
  12. There aren't even enough for a chimps tea party.
  13. Don't forget we had to get rid of the monarchy, just to get a vague semblance of democracy. Do not expect the Royals to come to the aid of any sort of politicos. The Royals are experts "par excelance" in fence sitting, and have been for over three hundred years, they are certainly not going rock their boat just because you want to go chasing after the Holy Grail of democracy.
  14. You say that as if it was some sort of disease or mental problem :? ....sometimes the continentals have the odd good idea.

    The odd bloody revolution now and then also might not go amiss.....clean out the shite.