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P & C Bill - Will it make it in time?

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If the Lords "drag their feet" at the Report Stage and 3rd Reading, the Police and Crime Bill will run out of time, Parliament Prorogue is a week next Tuesday! Problem is; if this Bill doesn't make it this session, we will have a desperate "New" Labour Government, knowing they will be out of office, for perhaps a generation or even more, especially if they elect the "Postman" as their leader, wanting to inflict their Nanny State "pet" laws on the British people. We could end up with a law against prostitution far more draconian than that now in the current Police and Crime Bill, forced onto the Statute Book by "dictator" Brown using the Parliament Act. It will be an interesting Queens' Speech a week next Wednesday, full of desperate measures from a "crackpot" regime so far removed from a Socialist and REAL Labour agenda as you could get. I WAS a lifelong REAL Labour supporter. I am dismayed by this odd faction that call themselves "New" Labour. Another aspect of this "new" law of "forced" is if one calls a "Sky" prostitute for a phone in chat, paying money for her "sexual service" all be it orated and she is found to be subject to coercion or force, will the caller be summarily convicted?

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I think it will make it. Is it workable? Plod and the CPS are probably sick of half baked legislation that has been political/religious motivated. Until a conviction happens we won't know.

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Parliament does not break up until 16th December. In the Queen's speech any outstanding legislation from the previous session is just added by means of a note. If the Lord's reject the bill on the 3rd reading, (and there are other areas subject to far greater dispute), to use the Parliament Act would mean almost starting from scratch again.

As it is an open secret that election day will be in early May and with Easter, Parliament will be effectively over by mid March.

From what I read there will be something in the Queen's speech which is Gordon Brown's personal crusade, which will be a big political suicide note as Mrs Thatcher and the poll tax.

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Parliament does not break up until 16th December. In the Queen's speech any outstanding legislation from the previous session is just added by means of a note. If the Lord's reject the bill on the 3rd reading, (and there are other areas subject to far greater dispute), to use the Parliament Act would mean almost starting from scratch again.

As it is an open secret that election day will be in early May and with Easter, Parliament will be effectively over by mid March.

From what I read there will be something in the Queen's speech which is Gordon Brown's personal crusade, which will be a big political suicide note as Mrs Thatcher and the poll tax.

The Parliament Act wouldn't apply as criminalisation of punters wasn't in the Labour's election manifesto.

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The Parliament Act wouldn't apply as criminalisation of punters wasn't in the Labour's election manifesto.

B

neither was equalising the gay age of consent but they used it.

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neither was equalising the gay age of consent but they used it.

Yes, I should have prefixed my post with 'By convention...' My bad. :eek:

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Yes, I should have prefixed my post with 'By convention...' My bad. :eek:

B

well that was back in 2000, when they were glorying in a big majority etc. I think they'd struggle to justify it in this case. Although since they know they're out in any case they may not give a shit.

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