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darmstadt
1st November 2015, 18:29
Seems like a decent chap, good at filibusting, so far he's stopped the following laws being passed:

- deliberately blocked a new law that would have scrapped car parking charges at hospitals for carers
- one that would have required landlords to ensure that houses they rented were “fit for human habitation”
- one that would have banned wild animals in circuses
- and another banning revenge evictions by landlords

I bet he's a member of the part for the people, the caring party :winker:

BrilloPad
1st November 2015, 18:33
I don't see the issue. He got well paid for each. What is the problem?

AtW
1st November 2015, 18:46
"Tory MP Philip Davies who blocked law to scrap hospital parking charges for carers says he was 'speaking up for carers'"

"“If you’re suggesting I didn’t speak up for carers in that debate then I’m afraid that’s a complete and utter lie,” he told the BBC’s Sunday Politics programme when asked about the incident."

Tory MP Philip Davies who blocked law to scrap hospital parking charges for carers says he was 'speaking up for carers' | UK Politics | News | The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-mp-who-blocked-law-to-scrap-hospital-parking-charges-for-carers-says-he-was-speaking-up-for-a6716816.html)

Oh that's all right then...

teapot418
1st November 2015, 19:15
Ah yes, he's the cockwomble that spoke up for carers for 90+ minutes to ensure that there was no time for a vote. What a :winker:

jamesbrown
1st November 2015, 19:34
Seems like a decent chap, good at filibusting, so far he's stopped the following laws being passed:

- deliberately blocked a new law that would have scrapped car parking charges at hospitals for carers
- one that would have required landlords to ensure that houses they rented were “fit for human habitation”
- one that would have banned wild animals in circuses
- and another banning revenge evictions by landlords

I bet he's a member of the part for the people, the caring party :winker:

If you watch a lot of Parliament TV (as do I :D), you realise that there's often a big difference between how things are reported and what was actually intended. Take the private members bill on carers, for example. As a private members bill, it's perfectly acceptable to filibuster and this is quite often used (several others did the same). His argument was not against carers, and he spoke out at length in support of carers, but he thought that car parking charges should be decided on a local basis because, as with anything else, a loss of revenue in one area has implications for other spending priorities.

I don't share his politics, but he's quite refreshing (in the same mould as David Davis and others from the Tory awkward squad - the new "bastards" :D). He certainly doesn't hold the gov't line and will speak out against anything, robustly, without fear or favour. Better than an insipid gov't lackey that trembles at a one line whip IMHO.

darmstadt
1st November 2015, 19:43
If you watch a lot of Parliament TV (as do I :D), you realise that there's often a big difference between how things are reported and what was actually intended. Take the private members bill on carers, for example. As a private members bill, it's perfectly acceptable to filibuster and this is quite often used (several others did the same). His argument was not against carers, and he spoke out at length in support of carers, but he thought that car parking charges should be decided on a local basis because, as with anything else, a loss of revenue in one area has implications for other spending priorities.

I don't share his politics, but he's quite refreshing (in the same mould as David Davis and others from the Tory awkward squad - the new "bastards" :D). He certainly doesn't hold the gov't line and will speak out against anything, robustly, without fear or favour. Better than an insipid gov't lackey that trembles at a one line whip IMHO.

He admitted in an interview that he wants to be seen as a bit of a joker in Parliament and does the filibustering for fun, so that he can get a name for himself. Makes him even more of a :winker:

jamesbrown
1st November 2015, 20:02
He admitted in an interview that he wants to be seen as a bit of a joker in Parliament and does the filibustering for fun, so that he can get a name for himself. Makes him even more of a :winker:

As I say, unlike most parliamentarians, he's essentially unwhipable. A critical role of parliament is to hold the executive to account, and he does that admirably, whether or not you agree with his politics. He, and others like him, also play an invaluable role in select committee hearings where they excel at asking the awkward questions that need to be answered by those receiving public money. I dare say that some of it is grandstanding, but much of it isn't. I don't share his politics, but I think he, and others like him, play an important role in scrutinizing and criticizing. There's a bigger picture.

NickFitz
1st November 2015, 20:24
He's also made numerous claims for his own parking to be paid for through the expenses system. Apparently that's a perfectly justifiable use of public money :eyes

AtW
1st November 2015, 20:26
He's also made numerous claims for his own parking to be paid for through the expenses system. Apparently that's a perfectly justifiable use of public money :eyes

He isn't a carer, so the refund was due...

darmstadt
1st November 2015, 20:37
He's a dickhead through and through, maybe he doesn't want other private member's bills to be passed because his had to be amended. Its a shame no-one spoke for 80 minutes when this was put up...

‘Anyone found guilty of knowingly using a fraudulent parking badge will receive a minimum custodial sentence of three months.’ - New Clause 1 — Use of fraudulent parking badge: 9 Nov 2012: House of Commons debates - TheyWorkForYou (http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2012-11-09b.1118.2) - House of Commons Amendments (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2012-2013/0024/amend/pbc0240911m.481-483.html)

More crap from him:

MP says minimum wage a hindrance to disabled jobseekers - BBC News (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-13809620)
Tory MP Philip Davies thinks Fit for Human Habitation is huge burden on landlords | Metro News (http://metro.co.uk/2015/10/16/homes-fit-for-human-habitation-bill-is-huge-burden-on-landlords-says-tory-mp-5444758/)
Sketch: No sex education please, we're British - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11178060/Sketch-No-sex-education-please-were-British.html#disqus_thread)
His voting record - Philip Davies generally voted against laws to promote equality and human rights: Philip Davies MP, Shipley - TheyWorkForYou (http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/11816/philip_davies/shipley/divisions?policy=6703)

teapot418
1st November 2015, 20:57
Behaving like a tosser to ignite outrage (and reform) is perhaps a valid political tactic.

Although I still think he is just a tosser.

jamesbrown
1st November 2015, 21:40
Like I said, there's a bigger picture. Some people simply cannot get beyond their political persuasions. There are many parliamentarians that might be considered to have distasteful views on particular issues, but that doesn't mean they're ineffective at doing their primary job, which is to hold the executive to account. For example, looking across the benches, John Mann is an example of someone from the Labour awkward squad that is very effective in this role IMHO, while Dennis Skinner is an example of someone that is pretty ineffectual (amusing, yes, shouty, yes, but completely ineffectual). Parliament will always represent all manner of views, but there are relatively few that put their ideas and constituents ahead of climbing the greasy pole, and Philip Davies is one of them.

AtW
1st November 2015, 22:57
Behaving like a tosser to ignite outrage (and reform) is perhaps a valid political tactic.

It's commonly referred as the Katie Hopkins tactic...

darmstadt
8th November 2015, 15:45
Another twat: Conservative Health Minister Alistair Burt Filibusters Off-Patent Drugs Bill, Huge Backlash Ensues (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/11/07/conservative-health-minister-alistair-burt-filibusters-off-patent-drugs-bill_n_8498872.html?utm_hp_ref=uk) (he also assisted his twat in arms Davies in his filibustering)

xoggoth
8th November 2015, 19:19
He's a dickhead through and through

Totally agree. Regardless if he was left or right, right or wrong, allowing MPs to do this is not democracy.

SueEllen
8th November 2015, 19:39
Totally agree. Regardless if he was left or right, right or wrong, allowing MPs to do this is not democracy.

It is democracy in action. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it any less democratic.

If the constituency party who selected the MP are happy with his performance then he will get reselected to fight the next general election. If the constituents are happy having a filibusting MP then they will vote for him.

The majority of Esther McVey's and Ed Balls constituents didn't like their actions in parliament so they are no longer MPs.....

xoggoth
8th November 2015, 21:29
It is democracy in action

No it isn't. You may as well say letting MPs stand around in the doorways blocking others from entering the house is democracy. Democracy is a joke for many reasons, the failure of the commons make up to reflect actual votes, the party whips... (long list...) but at least allowing MPs to actually vote on issues goes a bit of a way towards it. This despicable twat need shooting.

PS I mean shooting in hypothetical fashion with a non-functional water pistol obviously, just in case MI5 are monitoring this forum.

meridian
20th November 2015, 17:50
He's at it again, this time preventing schools giving first aid training to kids (a bill supported by the Red Cross):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-mps-block-bill-to-give-first-aid-training-to-children-by-talking-until-time-runs-out-a6742251.html