Posts Tagged ‘commons’

Week after week, this half-hour of televised showboating comes up and shows the world that we do NOT have a civilised and democratic House Of Commons. There is rabble-rousing, baiting, pointing of papers, talking across answers, this is supposed to be the House of people who represent this nation and it is nothing more than the country’s largest classroom of rowdy schoolchildren! In fact, I reckon that even the rowdiest of children would behave better than these “adults” who get paid £65k+ a year to act on behalf of the people of this nation. So is it time we saw the end of this half-hour of madness?

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Today, Thursday 9th December, the British Parliament are gathering to debate and vote on the first reading of a motion to increase university tuition fees on a stepped level, with £6000 and £9000 being the two caps. There are very violent protests concurrently taking place outside Westminster with students and riot police clashing amidst more accusations of police heavy-handedness. All of this is totally wrong, and a YES vote this evening will probably lead to massive scenes of violence and vandalism across the country.

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