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Posted: Jan 19, 2022 - 12:26pm

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Posted: Oct 27, 2021 - 11:45am

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That's pretty much it. We don't generally use the term 'lawmaker' here - they're called MPs, but it effectively describes the role. The Lords will often amend laws but, since they're unelected, eventually the House of Commons MPs will win out!  The Queen has a ceremonial role in approving laws. 

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So lawmaker is being used by what...  an American journalist as a synonym for a Member of Parliament?  The context in the original article had me wondering if they were somehow different.   

The usage appears to gathering ground here in Canada.  Unfortunate.
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Posted: Oct 15, 2021 - 12:12pm

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I don't remember very much of what I learned about British history, but I think members of the House of Commons are also referred to as "lawmakers" because they usually are the ones who propose new laws.  I think the Lords can suggest changes to proposed laws but the Commons can reject them.  I believe a proposed law doesn't become an act of Parliament until both houses and the Queen or King agree on it.  I may be entirely wrong - there used to be a few UK Peeps in these threads who would know.



That's pretty much it. We don't generally use the term 'lawmaker' here - they're called MPs, but it effectively describes the role. The Lords will often amend laws but, since they're unelected, eventually the House of Commons MPs will win out!  The Queen has a ceremonial role in approving laws. 

It's slightly more complicated in that there are now national parliaments for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (but, not England). So many laws for Scotland are made by the Scottish Parliament (Members of the Scottish Parliament) and not by MPs. Scotland has always had a separate legal system to England and Wales.

It's difficult to know how to protect MPs (or MSPs) from such incidents (often by mentally ill individuals) and still allow constituents to meet them. Maybe technology offers a solution, although that might exclude the most vulnerable and those most in need of help. 
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Posted: Oct 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

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DQ:  Was is the difference between a Member of Parliament and a 'Lawmaker'?

I don't remember very much of what I learned about British history, but I think members of the House of Commons are also referred to as "lawmakers" because they usually are the ones who propose new laws.  I think the Lords can suggest changes to proposed laws but the Commons can reject them.  I believe a proposed law doesn't become an act of Parliament until both houses and the Queen or King agree on it.  I may be entirely wrong - there used to be a few UK Peeps in these threads who would know.
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Posted: Oct 15, 2021 - 11:39am

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U.K. Lawmaker Is Stabbed to Death
David Amess, a Conservative member of Parliament, was holding a meeting in his local constituency at the time of the attack.


DQ:  Was is the difference between a Member of Parliament and a 'Lawmaker'?
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Posted: Oct 15, 2021 - 10:47am

U.K. Lawmaker Is Stabbed to Death
David Amess, a Conservative member of Parliament, was holding a meeting in his local constituency at the time of the attack.
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Posted: Oct 15, 2021 - 7:57am

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The one good thing that came from Britain was the United States of America.


Wow.  There is self-confidence and national pride and then there is narcissism.

But I can see some parallels.  The post-war political rent-seeking party that the Brits held after Germany bombed the place to pieces was rather impressive.   There was the LOSER trade war with China that cost the USA billions, possibly trillions.   There were the Marxist-Keynesian deficit-financed tax cuts in the middle of an economic boom.   That was designed to reward the rich for looking cute.   Cuteness drives modern economies.

Then there was the the grifter approach to doing business with others.  

1.) Think of it as a Zero-Sum game.  A valuable lesson learned from the bowels of the New York City real estate market. 

2.)  Do your best to insult and hurt your negotiating partners to get the very best deal possible.  Naturally there is plenty of empirical business to show that this consistently works.  Fox News reports on it regularly  

3.) Build a culture that celebrates the glorious outlaw.   Celebrate cheating and stealing because cheating and stealing make rich countries richer.  (Check with Fox News)  

4.)  Divide and then divide some more because polarization is the key to greater social wealth.

Comrade Donnie also signalled that the future of America would be great with bad health outcomes.    Gorgeous man breasts.  Sexy curvaceous hips.  'Cause obesity-sitting-dementia epidemics are what make great empires.  There is nothing better than a 200 kg soldier.

If domestically-inspired hegemonic decline was good for Great Britain, it has to be good for the USA.   QED

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Posted: Oct 14, 2021 - 8:41pm

The one good thing that came from Britain was the United States of America.
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Posted: Oct 14, 2021 - 7:43pm

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fuckers or astrophysicists?


ikr?


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Posted: Oct 14, 2021 - 6:08pm

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rude


fuckers or astrophysicists?
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Posted: Oct 14, 2021 - 5:55pm

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Are any of those fuckers astrophysicists?


rude
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Posted: Oct 14, 2021 - 5:49pm

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Who died made him His Majesty's Royal Astrophysicist?



Are any of those fuckers astrophysicists?
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