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Anything you want me to say...?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have the "honour" of doing a talk to a House of Lords Committee tomorrow. If I get the chance is there anything which you would like me to mention in passing to any of the Lords/MPs I encounter?

NB I am assuming the whole Iraq War thing as a given...

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have the "honour" of doing a talk to a House of Lords Committee tomorrow. If I get the chance is there anything which you would like me to mention in passing to any of the Lords/MPs I encounter?

    NB I am assuming the whole Iraq War thing as a given...

    can you please ask them when will this 'miracle economy' of ridiculous house price inflation finally get sorted out, and do we have to wait til the next election and gordie's in no 10?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have the "honour" of doing a talk to a House of Lords Committee tomorrow. If I get the chance is there anything which you would like me to mention in passing to any of the Lords/MPs I encounter?

    NB I am assuming the whole Iraq War thing as a given...

    Could do with a better pay award...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Them, me or you?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Them, me or you?

    Me, but you could always ask for one for yourself.

    Do peers get paid, btw? I think they're on allowances (at least they were).

    What are you talking on btw?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm telling them why it is wrong for specialist nurses to be laid off in the current climate, why it's being done and how policy can be formed to change that trend...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what's the point in asking something if what you want won't happen?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    VinylVicky wrote:
    what's the point in asking something if what you want won't happen?

    well said.

    MOK ask them if they think humans will still be inhabiting the earth in 2050
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well, that was fun. An experience. not sure what difference it will make to my colleagues elsewhere in the country but I am expecting to see a huge push in PCTs and for them to be deluged with letters pushing for more nurses to be transferred from wards to the community (wchi is how this system is most effective).

    Flashman - no deal on the pay rise I'm afraid. Not for you anyway, apparently they are looking at 66% so no money left :)

    Carlito - didn't get your question in time but I don't think that the Lords is the best place to ask about "human" life... ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    VinylVicky wrote:
    what's the point in asking something if what you want won't happen?

    Depends on what you are asking for, if you are unrealistic then indeed you shouldn't bother but I had some interesting (if short) conversations about the NHS.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ask them whether there can be a valid reason today for members of a partical religion to have a permanent representation in the House of Lords simply because of their beliefs and position within the faith in question.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dude, I went earlier!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Damn... that'll teach me to go away on weekend breaks and to skip through threads without reading them.

    Shame... I reckon we could have forced them to admit there are no valid reasons for the bishops to have a seat in the House, and to have them kicked out... ;)
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