A Question About The House Of Commons ?

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« on: 22/04/2008 20:34:51 »
Dear Peeps Who Know Stuff,

This is the House Of Commons !



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I do enjoy watching PM's Questions !......what I want to know is why, when the PM has answered a question do a whole bunch of MPs stand up when it's well known who will ask the next question ?...and then again...the same ones stand again and then sit down !!...what's that all about  ?

I really want to know !!



If it leads to a multi-page-history-lesson  I might not want to know !! [:)]



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« Reply #1 on: 22/04/2008 20:40:27 »
It is probably because they have been asleep and suddenly realise it has gone quiet so they all jump up looking confused and then quickly sit down again so that they don't look stupid.
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« Reply #2 on: 22/04/2008 22:33:16 »
There are electrodes on each seat. The Speaker has buttons to activate them.
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« Reply #3 on: 23/04/2008 00:24:42 »
No Neil the MPs jump up to get the Speakers attention so that they can ask the PM a question or just heckle him or another
MP from another side.

It's called tradition more like a kindergarten/bear garden
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« Reply #4 on: 23/04/2008 00:33:28 »
The easiest way to get attention is do a prat fall, I'm surprised that none of our MPs use this ploy...especially when there are TV cameras. They would get my vote.
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« Reply #5 on: 23/04/2008 00:49:51 »
The easiest way to get attention is do a prat fall, I'm surprised that none of our MPs use this ploy...especially when there are TV cameras. They would get my vote.

LOL LOL and yes I agree they are a waste of "hot-air" space joke
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She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #6 on: 23/04/2008 13:32:12 »
What are MP's?
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« Reply #7 on: 23/04/2008 13:35:44 »
What are MP's?

They are the men and women, who are the Members of Parliament.
M Ps.

And for our Scottish member(s) there are Members of the Scottish Parliament. MSPs.
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #8 on: 23/04/2008 13:37:23 »
And they're continually jumping up...why?
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« Reply #9 on: 23/04/2008 15:02:09 »
It is probably because they have been asleep and suddenly realise it has gone quiet so they all jump up looking confused and then quickly sit down again so that they don't look stupid.


If they were asleep, they'd probably make more sense !!
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« Reply #10 on: 23/04/2008 15:03:32 »
There are electrodes on each seat. The Speaker has buttons to activate them.

So, like most Marshall amps, he's an Active Speaker !!
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« Reply #11 on: 23/04/2008 15:04:55 »
No Neil the MPs jump up to get the Speakers attention so that they can ask the PM a question or just heckle him or another
MP from another side.

It's called tradition more like a kindergarten/bear garden

Thanks of this Rosalind.....it's just that it seems so regimented when they stand up.....yes yes...akin to a tradition I am sure.

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« Reply #12 on: 23/04/2008 15:06:03 »
The easiest way to get attention is do a prat fall, I'm surprised that none of our MPs use this ploy...especially when there are TV cameras. They would get my vote.

Quite agree !...plus it would move it to prime time viewing as they go for the Domino effect of prat falling !!....more like a Mexican Tumble !!
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« Reply #13 on: 23/04/2008 15:07:02 »
What are MP's?

Members Of Parliament..

hmmmm..actually...I prefer MOP !!
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« Reply #14 on: 23/04/2008 15:07:53 »
And they're continually jumping up...why?



Good question !!......I think I'll start a thread and ask it !!.....DOH !!    [;D]
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« Reply #15 on: 23/04/2008 16:13:21 »
And they're continually jumping up...why?

Neil the MPs jump up and down to catch the attention of the Speaker of the Commons with their questions or Order Papers or bills.
I can't remember anymore right now.



Good question !!......I think I'll start a thread and ask it !!.....DOH !!    [;D]
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« Reply #16 on: 24/04/2008 00:02:13 »
There are electrodes on each seat. The Speaker has buttons to activate them.

So, like most Marshall amps, he's an Active Speaker !!

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« Reply #17 on: 25/04/2008 17:36:36 »
Are you a slap head Dr.B?
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« Reply #18 on: 25/04/2008 17:38:02 »
And they're continually jumping up...why?



Good question !!......I think I'll start a thread and ask it !!.....DOH !!    [;D]
So they just jump up because they feel like it?
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« Reply #19 on: 25/04/2008 17:47:54 »
Maybe it is cramp. They do sit there for such a long time.
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« Reply #20 on: 25/04/2008 17:51:17 »
Maybe it is cramp. They do sit there for such a long time.
And do nothing?
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« Reply #21 on: 25/04/2008 20:57:52 »
Maybe it is cramp. They do sit there for such a long time.
And do nothing?

NO to debate on the hot air that they produce LOL
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« Reply #22 on: 25/04/2008 21:22:37 »
Do you think it is like a here here thing or next question please thing signifying the impending new buisness or question.. just an unspoken signal??

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« Reply #23 on: 25/04/2008 23:45:31 »
And they're continually jumping up...why?





Good question !!......I think I'll start a thread and ask it !!.....DOH !!    [;D]
So they just jump up because they feel like it?

They jump up because they think the speaker is going to select them to speak next. It's a bit like when you put up your hand in chemistry, to answer the teachers question, when you don't know the answer because you are showing off. When the teacher points at you, you then put your hand down and look at the person behind you like the teacher was pointing at them.
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« Reply #24 on: 26/04/2008 12:26:13 »
They stand up, to try and catch the eye of the Speaker of the House, so they can ask a supplementary question.

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« Reply #25 on: 26/04/2008 14:06:02 »
Maybe it is cramp. They do sit there for such a long time.
And do nothing?

NO to debate on the hot air that they produce LOL
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Are you suggesting that they debate global warming and discuss their own part in hot air production. Perhaps they should ban themselves. I'm sure they are more to blame than a bunch of rumanating cows.
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« Reply #26 on: 26/04/2008 14:07:20 »
They stand up, to try and catch the eye of the Speaker of the House, so they can ask a supplementary question.

I think one of those base ball catchers mits would help in this procedure.
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