Our beloved media 🤭 like to play mystic Meg, putting ideas out there regardless of there authenticity, so why can't we.
A thread to discuss past, present or maybe a policy suggestion of your own. Let's praise them, rubbish them, discuss them or God forbid influence them 🤣.
So I will start us off my rubbishing our policy on Humanitarian pause vs Ceasefire in Gaza.
2 says ago both Labour and the SNP tabled ammendments to the Kings speech and the government's response to the crisis Israel has in Gaza.
Labour applied the Humanitarian pause route in support of the Government policy, this culminating in a vote in the HoC which I have heard said anyone could vote for it was so wishy washy. Condemnation of Hamas attack, seeking an end to the violence etc etc, but achieved by the Humanitarian pauses for aid influx but support for Israel just like the Government but different wording.
The SNP headed by a man whose in-laws were trapped for a period in Gaza wanted a ceasefire. This has some support across the house with members of Starmers front bench resigning so they could support the ammendment.
This all culminated in what I saw as a ridiculous, pointless and selfish ego vote for want of a better description.
Imo it is not the job of the HoC to dictate government of the day policy,they may not like it, may not support it but imho W.G.A.F as they aren't the government.
Secondly, although I understand its just playing politics, it's a vote that has no bearing, no influence, no point and if anything a complete waste of parliamentary time discussing issues that have SFA to do with us.
But my gripe on this doesn't stop there,it was reported that one Labour front bencher (name eludes me) resigned and voted with the SNP because 12% of his constituency is Muslim. Wow, that means he has potentially disregarded the opinions of 88% of his constituents in favour of the few.
All of this to ask for an ammendment to a King's speech on the policy and plans for the next year for his Government.
To have a policy questioned or changed by people in a party not even in government to me seems ridiculous. They have the right to dislike it, voice concerns over it but ammend it?