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  1. Thanks for this Galloise Blonde, it sounds like it could be implemented.

    Comment by Sahil — 30th January, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

  2. I reckon so. It’s got a long way to go through parliamentary procedure but it has such a broad base of support that nothing can stop it… but I think that all these many and varied supporters have got to keep harping on about the necessary wherewithal to make it work as a tool as well as a gesture.

    Comment by Galloise Blonde — 30th January, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

  3. Quite a relief to read such a lot of good sense and seriously considered views. Has there been an opposing voice?

    This is what the second chamber should be doing, why we need it. Thanks for the report, Galloise Blonde.

    Comment by Don — 30th January, 2007 @ 5:37 pm

  4. Yeah good work GB! Very useful to have - it’s good to see some consensus as well.

    Comment by sonia — 30th January, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

  5. No bother (but I should have proof-read it, OMG, or even a spell-check)…

    So far as I know only that baby-faced Sadiq Khan Sunny quoted the other day, but the Bill’s been pretty low profile so far, perhaps the opposing forces have yet to mobilise against it. I did noticed that in the CiF piece Martin Bright strolls into the comment thread at the end and rather blithely asserts that FM is on the decline anyway…which is unfortunately not true, due mostly to the demographic bulge of youth reaching marriageable age right about now and communities that are a wee bit stressed. Is this just guessing rather than doing the proper research, or has he been briefed by someone hostile even to this modest bill, which is why he is coming up with all this guff about divisions? (Or am I just being overly cynical?)

    Comment by Galloise Blonde — 30th January, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

  6. Thank you GB.

    Comment by Jagdeep — 30th January, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

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  8. Great work GB to actually go along and take notes so that people can know the latest progress.

    Comment by William — 30th January, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

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