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You posted this clear, brilliant-as-crystal explanation of the actual balance of powers at gov.uk
You must understand that the Government controls all business in Parliament. No bill is discussed without its consent, no vote is meaningful unless the government wishes to adhere to it.

Opposition parties cannot propose anything, they cannot make law. they cannot force a new referendum, they cannot even influence the wording os said referendum.

this is why I have never understood all the noise in the media about Corbyn and what he thinks about brexit. His opinions are irrelevant, his desire, for or against a referendum, is irrelevant.

So the independent group can't achieve anything, except make lots of noise in the media (which appear to be the only group that takes them seriously). Their only ambition seems to be to ensure that the Labour party is weakened

Stand by it. Do not yield to temptation to psychoanalyze 300 MPs. That way lies a madding crowd, not "democracy."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Feb 24th, 2019 at 06:57:00 PM EST
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