Filibuster Phil…..

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Pretty much all Tories are awful people, but Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, is a particularly nasty piece of work……

He has a habit of Filibustering. That is he rabbits on and on, needlessly, to time out debates, so they can’t be voted on!

Here’s his record……

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The bills’ full title is

Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill

17th December 2016 – Conservative MP Philip Davies says he disagrees with the “fundamental premise” of a bill urging the government to ratify an international agreement on combating violence against women, because it does not mention violence against men at all. This passed to the next stage, but he still bored on…..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38347945

How long did Phil drone on for? 76 mins

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FIRST AID TRAINING FOR KIDS

20th November 2015 – Conservative MPs have blocked a bill to bring first aid training to schools by talking non-stop until time to discuss and vote on it ran out… http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-mps-block-bill-to-give-first-aid-training-to-children-by-talking-until-time-runs-out-a6742251.html

How long did Phil drone on for? 50 mins

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FREE PARKING FOR CARERS

1st November 2015 – Blocks a bid to give carers free parking at hospitals – but is happy to charge his own parking fees to the taxpayer when he is working. Earlier in 2015, he was seemingly supporting carers!….http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shameless-tory-philip-davies-claimed-6746007

How long did Phil drone on for? 90 mins

TENANCIES REFORM BILL

29th November 2014 – A parliamentary bill that aimed to put an end to landlords ‘revenge evicting’ tenants who complained. That bill has failed because two Conservative MPs filibustered the debate – http://londonist.com/2014/11/conservative-mps-filibuster-attempt-to-ban-revenge-evictions (by the way Phil is a landlord himself!….well well…)

How long did Phil drone on for? 60 mins

Other gems he’s come out with……

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BANNING WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES AND REVERSING NHS PRIVATISATION

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/philip-davies-filibuster-domestic-violence-a7479266.html

WOMEN PRISONERS

19th November 2015 – More women should be sent to prison in order to make them equal with men, a Conservative MP has said….. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-mp-philip-davies-says-more-women-should-be-sent-to-prison-to-achieve-equality-with-men-a6741556.html

DISABLED WORKERS

He has said in Parliament that disabled workers are “by definition” less productive and that the minimum wage was a “hindrance to disabled jobseekers”

USE OF PARLIAMENT

In July 2010 Davies argued it would not be beneficial to allow the United Kingdom Youth Parliament to stage a debate in the House of Commons Chamber because it would create a precedent which would mean organisations such as the Muslim Council of Britain would be able to use the House of Commons. Source: Wikipedia

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