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This is a normal post You mean like when Labour did the same thing when in a minority government?
And achieved it by a democratic vote in the commons.

Also if they lost control of the committees all the thousands of laws that need to be converted into UK law by 2019 won't be and we'll get the cliff edge Brexit everyones moaning about.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10:41, Reply)
This is a normal post Except that was just another tory lie, this time from Dominic Grieve (who seems like one of the more principled of them normally
When Labour lost its majority, the select committees had equal numbers of government and opposition MPs on them. This from the Commons Library, which is probably as reliable a source as you're going to get. The reason the government can't guarantee that it gets its way, is that the electorate decided that it shouldn't earlier this year. The government seem to regard this particular will of the people with less reverence than some other democratic mandates. And as for the bill itself, the levels of recursion involved in tow clauses which allow the bill itself to be amended by executive order, by any minister of the crown whenever they feel like it seems a bit bloody much.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 11:19, Reply)
This is a normal post You might be right, but none of the interviewer bods brought that on on the today program.
I'll wait for the fact check on that.

However it was voted through parliament so not totally undemocratic and if Labour SNP were to get control of the committees it would royally fuck up brexit.

Especially labour who appear to be in the process of changing their line.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 11:26, Reply)
This is a normal post but that's the point
May asked the electorate to endorse her position on Brexit, strengthen her hand. Instead it gave her the finger. You can't play one mandate off against another. To proceed as though she had a majority, particularly when the role of the select committees is critical in scrutinising the torrent of new Brexit legislation, is undermining the sovereignty of parliement, just for convenience. There would be nothing to stop Corbyn doing the same thing, should the May government collapse in the next few months.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 11:43, Reply)
This is a normal post Mays campagn was crap, Corbyns was lies and deception.
Nobody came out of it smelling of roses.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 11:54, Reply)
This is a normal post Also given that both parties were anti-brexit until the ref, it was hypocritical as fuck
I'll never vote for either of those fucking turncoat populist parties ever again - They've made it quite clear they don't have the countries or the peoples best interests at heart.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 12:59, Reply)
This is a normal post Welcome to the Green party.

(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 16:17, Reply)
This is a normal post Normally vote green, voted labour this time and still can't feel good about it.

(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 16:22, Reply)