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Why don't the British modernize their parliament ?

  • 22-02-2022 12:59pm
    Registered Users Posts: 381 ✭✭ Ballycommon Mast

    You know the silly way that an MP can only resign their seat by being appointed bailiff of the manner or whatever, would you think they'd reform and modernize such things?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,635 ✭✭✭ Quantum Erasure

    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah yeah yeah yea yea...

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,673 ✭✭✭ jojofizzio

    Why don’t they get a bigger chamber??can they not afford a bigger room?they always look like they’re sitting on top of each other on the long benches,unlike our crowd who have their own separate seats…

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,021 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly

    If they modernised we wouldn't be able to toe the line

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,910 ✭✭✭ Badly Drunk Boy

    Order! Order!

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,846 ✭✭✭✭ Peregrinus

    The Commons chamber was destroyed by enemy action in 1940, and rebuilt after the war. In the interim, the Commons met in Westminster Hall, which is huge. The question arose as to whether the new chamber should be built large enough to seat all the members; the decision was that it should be the same size as the old chamber. Most of the time there are only between 12 and 20 members in the chamber; on the rare occasions when there is a full attendance it's felt that the crowded nature of the proceedings, with members sitting on the steps or standing at the bar because there aren't enough benches, adds to the atmosphere.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,546 ✭✭✭ Allinall

    The other place is worse.