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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:51 PM

The British - what do you call this thing...

that the British have between elections to show they approve of their prime minister or government? It's not the same as an election. I just can't think of what it's called. We need to have one of those thingies for Obama...

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Reply The British - what do you call this thing... (Original post)
fadedrose Nov 2012 OP
ann--- Nov 2012 #1
cspanlovr Nov 2012 #2
malaise Nov 2012 #3
fadedrose Nov 2012 #4
malaise Nov 2012 #5
fadedrose Nov 2012 #6
Callmecrazy Nov 2012 #9
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #7
Spider Jerusalem Nov 2012 #8
fadedrose Nov 2012 #11
trackfan Nov 2012 #10
Brickbat Nov 2012 #12
Octafish Nov 2012 #13

Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:52 PM

1. Vote of Confidence?

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:53 PM

2. A vote of confidence? Is there such a thing?

I know there is a vote of NO confidence.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:53 PM

3. Why would you need that one week after a national election?

He just received a major vote of confidence.

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:54 PM

4. Not saying we need it, but the President might relish in it...

Let's all send our vote of confidence to Fox. Aint' that a good idea, malaise?

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:56 PM

5. You mean a people vote of confidence

In the UK it's the MPs who participate.
I don't think it's a good idea - he received a landslide victory last week. Fuck Fox!

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:58 PM

6. It would be like a double whammy....

One to make Him feel better and make Fox mad at the same time.

I think we should do it.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:02 PM

9. Ok! You go first!

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I'm right behind you.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:59 PM

7. Vote of confidence?

Don't encourage the House of Representatives on that, or the Republicans will keep going around trying to vote 'no confidence' in the Obama government.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:01 PM

8. There isn't such a thing, strictly speaking

There can be a motion of no confidence, which can force a vote in the Commons; the vote on the Queen's Speech is a vote of confidence (the Queen's Speech sets out the government's legislative programme for the coming session of parliament) as is any vote on supply (continued allocation of funding). Any government which has lost confidence or supply cannot continue; the result of a vote of no confidence is new elections.

The American system is presidential and not parliamentary; a vote of confidence in the American system would make no sense (and a Democratic president facing a House of Representatives controlled by a highly partisan and obstructionist Republican Party could not expect to survive such a vote anyway).

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:19 PM

11. Ouch, that quote hurts..

Am I (or we) all romantics or trying to spread discontent among those who are (romantic).

Going to leave for a few hours to ponder this new thought.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:12 PM

10. You might be thinking of a Snap Election.

The prime minister, when he/she has a slim majority, but thinks that they are riding a wave of popularity, can call for a new election to increase the number of seats they have, and consolidated their majority.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:25 PM

12. Seems to me we just did.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:31 PM

13. By Election?

Happens between general elections.

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