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Gagging Bill
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MPs are planning to pass a bill which began as a proposal to limit paid lobbyists but has been expanded by the Con-Dems to rule out many areas of campaigning and to make MPs even more insulated…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Martin Sep 4, 2013.

 

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Peter Martin replied to Penny Cole's discussion Gagging Bill
"The use of such terminology by the TUC as "Rationing Dissent" is unfortunate because it just plays into the hands of the Conservative extremists. I have just listened to PM Q's and heard the PM responding to such a question by stating…"
Sep 4, 2013
Corinna Lotz replied to Penny Cole's discussion Gagging Bill
"When the TUC says this bill will "ration dissent", it shows what a chillingly authoritarian measure this  - It's being debated in parliament tomorrow. It is, as A World to Win's blog notes, the state trying to shut down…"
Sep 4, 2013
Jeremy S Mills replied to Penny Cole's discussion Gagging Bill
"Just when we witnessed a glimmer of hope for democracy with the refusal by Parliament to follow Cameron's head long rush to support the American's attack of Syria.  Those hopes are dashed with the Lobbying Bill.  This is an…"
Sep 3, 2013
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Gagging Bill

MPs are planning to pass a bill which began as a proposal to limit paid lobbyists but has been expanded by the Con-Dems to rule out many areas of campaigning and to make MPs even more insulated against the views and wishes of those they represent (if that is possible).More here:…See More
Sep 3, 2013
Penny Cole commented on joe taylor's blog post Sir David Attenborough’s views on population control
"I agree with Andrew that numbers are important. The most important number in my blog is that the Ethiopian government plans to "relocate" 1.5m of its own citizens, and that the land they are removed from will be sold or leased to foreign…"
Jan 30, 2013
Penny Cole commented on joe taylor's blog post Sir David Attenborough’s views on population control
"This is a complex issue indeed, but just to return to the points made in my blog, I pointed out that there is a massive transfer of calories from the developing to the developed world, including from Ethiopia. Just as during the famine in Ireland…"
Jan 28, 2013
Penny Cole joined joe taylor's group
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Environment

The earth is not dying - it is being killed. And the people who are killing it have names and addresses(U Utah Phillips).See More
Jun 24, 2012
Penny Cole joined Nick Beddow's group
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Beyond capitalism

discussions about the end of capitalism and alternatives for a more humane worldSee More
May 23, 2012
Penny Cole is now a member of NatCAN
Mar 7, 2012

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