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Margaret Thatcher at Question Time.
Ace of Spades ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | Ace

Posted on 01/29/2014 2:28:05 AM PST by expat1000

Why do we allow our Presidents to just order us around and speak uninterrupted as if they were Emperors?

@tsrblike sends this great Thatcher response to a socialist, which could be ably applied to tonight's Carnival of Lies. It's also an example of a more democratic political spectacle-- Thatcher is not shielded from questions or criticisms. Like any other citizen, she is exposed to them.


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1 posted on 01/29/2014 2:28:05 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000
We really SHOULD have open meetings like the Brits.

I'm sure there's the same pre-arranged Q&A to a degree, but... can you imagine zero trying to answer anything impromptu in that venue?

"Mr President, please ... tell us your real name"

"As I have said so many times before, and uhhh, let me make this perfectly clear .... uhhh ... hold on now ... I'm gettin' to it ... y'gutt'a give me a chance ... uhhhh ... "

2 posted on 01/29/2014 2:42:20 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: expat1000

I can’t find the link to the thatcher speech, can you post it


3 posted on 01/29/2014 3:13:03 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: knarf

>>I’m sure there’s the same pre-arranged Q&A to a degree

I’m not sure about the details, but there are open question periods where anything can be asked by the opposition of Ministers or the PM.

The only thing is, if it’s something obscure or technical and the question gets popped out of the blue, the response is likely to be “I’ll have to get back to you that”, which is only fair.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 3:13:12 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Mount Athos

Yes, sorry - you have to click on the “continue...”

It’s not a speech but one of probably thousands of her responses to questions in Parliament

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okHGCz6xxiw


5 posted on 01/29/2014 3:15:26 AM PST by expat1000
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It is the parliamentary system. The Prime Minister and all of her/his cabinet ministers have to sit in the house and undergo a verbal drilling from opposition members at predetermined times.

The concept of "bipartisanship" is completely unknown. You have the government and the opposition.

6 posted on 01/29/2014 4:49:10 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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The parties do some scripting ahead of time, but the individual members can ask whatever they want and can follow each question with a supplementary question. It does tend to make for great theatre.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 5:06:50 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Yep, and the width of the aisle between them is equal to the length of two swords :)


8 posted on 01/29/2014 5:08:11 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

I’ve watched more than a few ‘episodes’ on TV ... Can’t remember why we’d air it, but I remember watching it when Tony Blair was PM and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 5:16:28 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: expat1000

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the greatest team of all time.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 6:26:10 AM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health often leads to poor physical and mental health)
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