Welcome to the new version of European Tribune. It's just a new layout, so everything should work as before - please report bugs here.
Display:
Yeah, because "passing by unanimous consent" means (if I remember Roberts's Rules of Order properly) that the speaker asks "is there any objection to unanimous consent?" and, if there isn't, the motion is not put to a vote.

But you would expect there to have been a quorum and the minutes of the session to record who was present, wouldn't you?

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Oct 16th, 2010 at 04:44:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

JakeS 4

Display:

Top Diaries

The UK Left and Brexit

by car05 - Aug 27
1 comment

Brutish, Nasty, Prolonged

by john_evans - Aug 18
25 comments

Periphery, migration & decline

by Metatone - Aug 14
24 comments

1930s in social media

by DoDo - Aug 11
91 comments

It's "Whose Economy, Stupid?"

by Helen - Aug 3
27 comments

Recent Diaries

Occasional Series