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Were the Pubs Allowed to Reopen Too Soon?

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Postby Celritannia » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:17 pm

The New California Republic wrote:...anyway, moving on...

I wonder if the virtual Parliament that is going to replace actual Parliament during the current crisis will be any less useless?


Can normal rules of Parliament still be applied in a virtual setting?

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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:21 pm

Celritannia wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:...anyway, moving on...

I wonder if the virtual Parliament that is going to replace actual Parliament during the current crisis will be any less useless?


Can normal rules of Parliament still be applied in a virtual setting?

I haven't actually seen the specifics of how it is going to work, so I don't know.

I'd laugh tho if it turned into a total shitshow of people showing Nazi symbols and old men doing things.
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:52 pm

The New California Republic wrote:
Celritannia wrote:
Can normal rules of Parliament still be applied in a virtual setting?

I haven't actually seen the specifics of how it is going to work, so I don't know.

I'd laugh tho if it turned into a total shitshow of people showing Nazi symbols and old men doing things.


I wonder if they will mute everybody else's microphone while somebody is making a speech, so that there is none of the usual barracking.

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Postby Vassenor » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:25 am

Although if it does work out it could provide a cheaper alternative to finding somewhere for them to sit while the palace is fixed.
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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:12 am

The New California Republic wrote:
Celritannia wrote:
Can normal rules of Parliament still be applied in a virtual setting?

I haven't actually seen the specifics of how it is going to work, so I don't know.

I'd laugh tho if it turned into a total shitshow of people showing Nazi symbols and old men doing things.

I thought you doubted they could operate a normal Parliament in a virtual setting. :p

Though, I'm just picturing muting of the opposition, TBH. Rees-Mogg going "ner-ner, I can't hear you; I've got my mute on."
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:19 am

Shouldn't be too hard, democracy has always been virtual.
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Postby The New California Republic » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:55 am

The Free Joy State wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:I haven't actually seen the specifics of how it is going to work, so I don't know.

I'd laugh tho if it turned into a total shitshow of people showing Nazi symbols and old men doing things.

I thought you doubted they could operate a normal Parliament in a virtual setting. :p

Though, I'm just picturing muting of the opposition, TBH. Rees-Mogg going "ner-ner, I can't hear you; I've got my mute on."

Yes indeed. It's more obvious in actual Parliament if someone has muted the conversation: they are looking down at a phone.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:00 am

Cambrian Albany wrote:you absolute salad.

What :lol:
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:11 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Cambrian Albany wrote:you absolute salad.

What :lol:


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Postby The New California Republic » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:15 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Cambrian Albany wrote:you absolute salad.

What :lol:

Thankfully it got dealt with.

And relevant.
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Postby Albrenia » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:35 am

The New California Republic wrote:And relevant.

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Postby Celritannia » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:49 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Shouldn't be too hard, democracy has always been virtual.



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Postby Celritannia » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:50 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Cambrian Albany wrote:you absolute salad.

What :lol:


Yup, he called me an absolute salad, which was hilarious.

May have to put that in my sig.

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Postby Nakena » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:56 am

Celritannia wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:What :lol:


Yup, he called me an absolute salad, which was hilarious.

May have to put that in my sig.

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Postby Celritannia » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:05 am

Nakena wrote:
Celritannia wrote:
Yup, he called me an absolute salad, which was hilarious.

May have to put that in my sig.

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Done :lol:

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Postby Gormwood » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:32 am

Fartsniffage wrote:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-response-to-a-sun-newspaper-column

Well worth a read.

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Postby Hirota » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:42 am

Thats nice. Any actual evidence that it's the government actually behind these sockpuppets, or are you just taking the word of some rando on facebook?

Cos without evidence at this time, this extraordinary claim is firmly in the realm of conspiracy theory nonsense.
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Shitty source, but it's still true. The government isn't doing nearly enough to help businesses deal with something that the government created.

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Postby New Bremerton » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:27 pm

Hirota wrote:
Thats nice. Any actual evidence that it's the government actually behind these sockpuppets, or are you just taking the word of some rando on facebook?

Cos without evidence at this time, this extraordinary claim is firmly in the realm of conspiracy theory nonsense.


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