merciantory

merciantory

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22 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The risks to May if sh... · 1 reply · +1 points

I think it applies so long as the party with the relevant manifesto commitment retains the confidence of the Commons. In other words has not lost a motion of confidence.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Votes loom on the EU W... · 0 replies · +1 points

Look , it’s a pedantic point I accept, but Parliament has three components- an elected Commons, a largely appointed Lords, and technically the Monarch in Parliament (royal assent)

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Profile: Enoch Powell.... · 0 replies · +1 points

Which rather puts in perspective the Remainer supposition that Brexiteers are, ipso facto, stupid. (With apologies)

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Votes loom on the EU W... · 2 replies · +1 points

We don’t. We have an appointed chamber within Parliament. You really ought to know the difference

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Syria. MPs to argue ab... · 1 reply · +1 points

The thing is, I do trust May to be honest in this sort of situation, partly because she clearly finds big decisions difficult and has a rather methodical approach to making them. She also hasn't got a messianic bone in her body.

Tony Blair, on the other hand, has always been a man with a number of missions, mostly self-promoting, who apparently sees the truth as an optional accessory. Never trust a man on a mission - for him the ends always justify the means.

So I agree with you when you say "As with Blair, it's a question of trust.", but I may come to a different conclusion.

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Syria. MPs to argue ab... · 1 reply · +1 points

I don't have any problem with a debate. It is entirely proper for parliament to interrogate the case for the government having used the royal prerogative, after the event. If the government cannot justify it, then there will be repercussions at the next election. All perfectly constitutional and precedented (unlike Corbyn's proposed war powers act)

I find it hard to care much whether there is a vote or not. Unless a motion of confidence, a vote after the event is political theatre, no more.

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Syria. MPs to argue ab... · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't think this is a particularly suitable subject to make jokes about.

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our survey. Tory membe... · 1 reply · +1 points

As this article makes clear, the chemicals exported were dual use, with a valid industrial use as well as the capability of being used to make chemical weapons. Its a tricky one - where do you draw the line? For example, would you ban the export of petrol because it is a component of napalm. Or sheet lead?

Generally licences are required for single (military) use chemicals. IanQ2's claim that the government "approved exports of chemicals and nerve agents from UK manufacturers" is at best misleading.

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our survey. Tory membe... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ho ho :-)

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our survey. Tory membe... · 1 reply · +1 points

A wholly nihilistic approach. If you are quite unable to evaluate the source of the "facts" you cite, you end up in a wasteland where you cannot distinguish between truth and lies, or friends and enemies, with no hope of understanding what is right or wrong.

The images you refer to have not been "Identified as fake", and you are simply disseminating misinformation put out by the parties responsible for these atrocities.

Shameful - you are either woefully misguided or mendacious.