Author Topic: Wasted Money By Westminster.  (Read 161 times)

Diasi

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Wasted Money By Westminster.
« on: Mar 27, 2019, 03:16:28 PM »
What a lot of wasted money, why have all these tellers on God knows what salaries, just to tell Bercow how many votes there are for & against.

Haven't they heard of electronic voting?

Strip away all the division pomp & ceremony & just do the Godammned job!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Spooky, just I hit 'post', some MP is quoted as saying exactly the same.
« Last Edit: Mar 27, 2019, 03:19:58 PM by Diasi »
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #1 on: Mar 27, 2019, 03:32:08 PM »
Because with the current system of trooping through the lobbies, the Whips can keep their beady eyes on everybody, not a power they would wish to lose
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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 27, 2019, 03:37:30 PM »
Because with the current system of trooping through the lobbies, the Whips can keep their beady eyes on everybody, not a power they would wish to lose
Mike

They'd be able to look at their tablets to see who's voted for what.
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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 27, 2019, 04:16:18 PM »
Let them have their traditions. It is their last time.
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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #4 on: Mar 27, 2019, 04:42:37 PM »
I hadn't realised that the tellers were employees. I thought they were MPs who may as well do a bit of counting as stand around scratching their balls.

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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27, 2019, 04:49:04 PM »
I think there are four political tellers plus officials who record all the names at a division and help the MPs to count.
« Last Edit: Mar 27, 2019, 04:53:35 PM by Ashy »
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #6 on: Mar 27, 2019, 05:49:52 PM »
They'd be able to look at their tablets to see who's voted for what.
Depends on the system installed, surely - and the cannon fodder would be daft to swap one Big Brother set-up for another. But then...................
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #7 on: Mar 27, 2019, 05:50:25 PM »
I think there are four political tellers plus officials who record all the names at a division and help the MPs to count.
Especially Ms Abbot
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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #8 on: Mar 27, 2019, 06:50:07 PM »
No!!! Make them walk round the chamber, it's the only exercise they get, except a few of them flap their jaws from time to time.
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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #9 on: Mar 27, 2019, 06:52:08 PM »
Diasi, tellers are MPs - they don't get anything extra.  If you had been listening to the debate this afternoon they are looking at modernising the voting system.
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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #10 on: Mar 27, 2019, 06:53:15 PM »
The biggest waste of money in both Houses are the salaries, perks, expenses and dishonesty. Salaries should be suspended until Brexit actually happens.
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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #11 on: Mar 27, 2019, 06:55:56 PM »
Because with the current system of trooping through the lobbies, the Whips can keep their beady eyes on everybody, not a power they would wish to lose
Mike



There is that Mike.
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Re: Wasted Money By Westminster.
« Reply #12 on: Mar 27, 2019, 07:07:50 PM »
The biggest waste of money in both Houses are the salaries, perks, expenses and dishonesty.



Zoony, you surprise me.  As in all walks of life there will be a small percentage of dishonest people.  Not all MPs are by any means.
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