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    MP Christopher Chope under fire for blocking anti-FGM bill

    The BBC reports Christopher Chope's intervention is described as "appalling" by fellow Conservative Zac Goldsmith.


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    Before jumping up and down and screaming at Chope, is it worth looking past the headline?

    What was the bill proposing?
    There is already legislation in place, not that it is used, so what was different with this bill?
    etc
    etc

    He is right in the way he wants to stop lots of bad legislation, but he does it is such a haughty way.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

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    Under fire? I have lost count of the number time Chope has used the tactic. The man is a moron.

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    Good man - new Laws shouldn't be nodded through by whatever MP's happen to be around on a Friday afternoon with no examination.

    If you want to create new Law then you should allow debate and investigation of that new Law.

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    This man seems to be a 'rent-a-traditionalist' Tory.
    29,089,259 people did not say LEAVE

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    Quote Originally Posted by boggart View Post
    Before jumping up and down and screaming at Chope, is it worth looking past the headline?

    What was the bill proposing?
    There is already legislation in place, not that it is used, so what was different with this bill?
    etc
    etc

    He is right in the way he wants to stop lots of bad legislation, but he does it is such a haughty way.
    maybe he has wierd friends in the United States armed forces...

    the 2003 female genital mutilation act - the law I believe you refer to - gives immunity under the 1952 visiting forces act to armed forces personnel in the UK who may not be tried under this act.

    ... yes really.
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    Interesting that the 2003 Act was another law that did not receive rigorous attention before it was passed - seems that we have history repeating itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Jefe View Post
    Interesting that the 2003 Act was another law that did not receive rigorous attention before it was passed - seems that we have history repeating itself.
    what makes you say that?

    what "rigour" woukd you like to see ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnofgwent View Post
    what makes you say that?

    what "rigour" woukd you like to see ...
    It was passed as a Statutory Instrument and so didnt have any debates in the House or any examination in Committee

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    Thought that this might interest some people, and only came across it as was looking to see if he had commented on Sourpuss. It's from my MP's blog - http://www.desmondswaynemp.com/ds-blog/chope-not-again/ along with a follow up post that is on the right side. IMO, it gives a wholly different perspective of things.
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