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Firstly, Calderdale Local Party has it's policy working group meeting to consider amendments to motions this Saturday. If you have an amendment to a motion that you need support for, email it through to me or Alisdair and we'll put it in front of PWG for consideration for our support.

The other thing that will happen at PWG is that we will consider our OWN amendments. There are several motions that I have an eye on for some minor tweaking (and probably some of the things I am thinking of will be accepted as drafting amendments by the submitters of the motion) but there is ONE motion in particular that I think has the potential to be as controversial as Floella Benjamin's motion on censoring the internet protecting children was.

Heartbreakingly, that is the Crime motion which has had Julian Huppert's name applied to it. After the farrago over DRIP I am less surprised than I might have been, but it's still depressing to see him put his name to something so chock full of sneaky legalese, hidden authoritarianism, and puritanical attitudes. My problems with this motion are so many and varied that I am actually considering doing a full speech against it, rather than trying to amend it. But what do YOU guys think I should do?

Poll #15928 F13 Conference motion on Crime
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 10

In response to the bloody awful Crime motion, Jennie should:

Speak against the motion at conference
7 (70.0%)

try to get lots of amendments submitted
7 (70.0%)

do a line-by-line fisking of the thing on her blog
7 (70.0%)

despair at the damn thing being accepted in it's current form
3 (30.0%)

none of the above
0 (0.0%)



ETA: I should say that I am not against SOME of the proposals in this motion, and that's what makes it so frustrating. I'd really love to vote for some of them. But there's not enough there for me to want to support the motion as a whole.

Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] po8crg
Reference Back with a long shopping list of problems so they have to bring it back properly in Spring.

Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pseudomonas

Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Reference back worked with the Censor The Internet In The Name Of The Children motion, but you still should speak to make sure all your points get raised.

Haven't looked at motions in detail (and not going to Conference unless someone gives me a large amount of money very soon) but watch out for them playing the 'but look at all these nice things we won't pass if you vote against or reference back' card. Worrying how often the Hupmeister is being brought out to play that role now...

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