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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) 19:46 - May 20 with 776 viewsITFCson

I’ve never had any interest in politics and don’t understand most of it. But can someone answer me this please as it leaves me quite puzzled.
Today - and many other days recently I see videos of the PM, Keir Starmer and other political figures basically arguing and making accusations to one another. I don’t see any benefits of all this? Also the constant messages from the government are messages such as we must stick together during this crises. But this is surely the complete opposite of sticking together. Also a favorite quote of Matt Hancock is ‘we are working around the clock’ but I feel his time could surely be more productively put to use then having these debates in parliament?

Maybe I’m being ignorant due to my lack of knowledge, just doesn’t make much sense to me.
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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 19:48 - May 20 with 759 viewsm14_blue

Parliamentary scrutiny is pretty important in a democracy mate.
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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:02 - May 20 with 722 viewsGlasgowBlue

Holding government to account.

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:19 - May 20 with 709 viewsPinewoodblue

What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:02 - May 20 by GlasgowBlue

Holding government to account.


The rational behind PMQ’s seems out dated and very little information is extracted by those who question the PM. On the other hand the individual committees do serve a useful purpose but sadly they get very little airtime, unless you are able to watch live. Jeremy, I’m not bitter, Hunt sparring with Matt Hancock being a fine example.

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:21 - May 20 with 704 viewsGuthrum

Think of it like a court case, in which people are cross-examined in front of the jury (us).

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:28 - May 20 with 687 viewsjaykay

What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:19 - May 20 by Pinewoodblue

The rational behind PMQ’s seems out dated and very little information is extracted by those who question the PM. On the other hand the individual committees do serve a useful purpose but sadly they get very little airtime, unless you are able to watch live. Jeremy, I’m not bitter, Hunt sparring with Matt Hancock being a fine example.


i see you got mr. hunt middle name, but missed handcocks. it's" i haven't a clue" glad to be of help

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:31 - May 20 with 681 viewsNthsuffolkblue

What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 19:48 - May 20 by m14_blue

Parliamentary scrutiny is pretty important in a democracy mate.


It is but when you watch any of it you have to question how well we do it.

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:38 - May 20 with 672 viewsfooters

To show the country what a terrible mistake they've made. Again.

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 21:00 - May 20 with 629 viewsPinewoodblue

What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:28 - May 20 by jaykay

i see you got mr. hunt middle name, but missed handcocks. it's" i haven't a clue" glad to be of help


Funny enough I nearly put that, but wasn’t convinced he even knows what a clue is.

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 23:44 - May 20 with 560 viewsSarge

What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:21 - May 20 by Guthrum

Think of it like a court case, in which people are cross-examined in front of the jury (us).


Except the jury has to wait five years to give its verdict, will most likely have forgotten what they decided by then and in any case, wasn’t really listening anyway because la la la I don’t care about the evidence, I’ve always voted guilty before and will do so again.
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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 07:44 - May 21 with 480 viewsCoastalblue

It's to remind us what self serving weasels look like.

One group sit one side looking smug, the others sit across looking annoyed, then at the end of the day they all head home, collect their salary and work on feathering their nest.

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 08:00 - May 21 with 451 viewsHerbivore

Because without scrutiny all this government offers is bluster and rhetoric, when what we need is meaningful action. See exhibit a of a government more concerned with convincing the public it's doing something than actually doing something: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52748564

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 09:29 - May 21 with 415 viewsITFCson

What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 19:48 - May 20 by m14_blue

Parliamentary scrutiny is pretty important in a democracy mate.


Yeah, but could all the finger pointing not wait until this virus is over?
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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 09:32 - May 21 with 408 viewsHerbivore

What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 09:29 - May 21 by ITFCson

Yeah, but could all the finger pointing not wait until this virus is over?


So no scrutiny of the government for perhaps a year or more? Sounds like a great idea.

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 09:54 - May 21 with 394 viewsfactual_blue

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 11:51 - May 21 with 369 viewsEnigma_Blue

What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 20:38 - May 20 by footers

To show the country what a terrible mistake they've made. Again.


Well there mustn't be many people who watch it then as they country keeps making the same mistake.
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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 15:04 - May 21 with 326 viewsjaykay

What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 09:29 - May 21 by ITFCson

Yeah, but could all the finger pointing not wait until this virus is over?


that would be a bit like us as town supporters waiting for the season to end, before we vented our anger

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What’s the point of Parliament? (At this time specifically) on 17:06 - May 21 with 293 viewsSwansea_Blue

This:

No 10 u turn. by NewcyBlue 21 May 16:43
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/may/21/uk-coronavirus-live-news-update-covid-test-and-trace-second-wave?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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