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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:37 am on 8th February 2007.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal 11:37 am, 8th February 2007

The cross-party talks were not part of the House's operations but a Government initiative in which the other two parties willingly joined. I will consider the hon. Gentleman's suggestion, but if we are going to enter into cross-party talks we need to know where he is coming from. As far as I can tell, he wants to be on a completely different planet from the rest of us. If he is telling me that he has repented and now recognises the value of the United Kingdom Parliament, we can start on some business.

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Barbara Miller
Posted on 9 Feb 2007 5:17 pm (Report this annotation)

Constantly criticizing other MPs political convictions and making ironic comments like "he wants to be on a completely different planet from the rest of us" clearly shows that the hon. Gentleman cannot handle legitimate concerns. Such comments are tiring!
For the hon. Gentleman the political orientation of certain MPs obviously comes to the fore. I believe that one should respond properly to the arguments, concerns, objections etc. of other MPs irrespective of their political background!

neil scott
Posted on 14 Feb 2007 3:47 pm (Report this annotation)

is it not what some are payed to do