I guess, regardless of whether it has any power or not, you could question whether things like this have any legitimacy, considering that India and China are like a third of the world but only two countries.
Seems like a good thing anyway though
Nuclear weapons have been declared illegal under international law lol
Says that 50 countries ratified the treaty (whatever that means) but seems like the more important point is that 122/193 countries voted in favour
Also I reckon it's actually very good that you can't use words like "scum" in parliament, seems like if parliament has any point at all it's for deciding issues like this diplomatically, so we don't have to have like a civil war over it or whatever.
That being said though tories are scum, and it should be fine to call them so outside of parliament if they are scum imo (which they are).
Seems like it would be more effective to keep on making the point that the beneficiaries aren't undeserving, they've either been robbed of the ability to feed their kids by an unfair system, or have been cast into an unwinnable situation by bad fortune (...and the unfair system).
A bit like when people were comparing the cost of this policy with the subsidy given to MPs lunches. Or the amount spent on seemingly corrupt PPE contracts with donors to the Tory party.
Unsure whether, as wholesome as it seems and how much momentum the campaign seems to have atm, people are going to achieve much by talking about how much suffering we could alleviate with this free school meals policy. I think there's probably a lot of people on the right who are fine with "the undeserving" suffering/dieing, that's why they're on the right.
Anyway turns out this site does an ok job of showing the status of a bill and what each stage means: https://bills.parliament.uk/
...although here it shows the CHIS bill as still being in third reading, even though when I click on that I can see it passed that stage yesterday: https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/2783
Been casually following the news about these "overseas operations" and "covert human intelligence sources" bills that are in parliament atm, I've been annoyed at the coverage since it mostly seems to focus on one or two people's reactions to the bill's progress... without like, explaining what stage the bill is at, or what that means, which seems way more important to me.
Kind of reminds me of being at school and spending a lesson writing down everything that was dictated by our teacher, and at the end not remembering any of it (not a good thing in this case I guess lol)
One thing I find interesting about using the web is that over the years I (and I assume everyone else) have developed an intuition for what content on a page is spam, such that I can ignore it without registering it. Like I can go on a streaming site and instantly play the actual video among dozens of fake "play now" buttons. Or dismiss a load of pop-ups without registering the content whatsoever.
And how if I was using the web for the first time this probably would not be intuitive at all.
Lol at these pictures of the Kent lorry park that's being built as a consequence of our "red-tape cutting" brexit.
I think a good scary movie would have:
- minimal gore
- minimal "jump-scares"
- minimal use of "scary" music
- zero dumb characters
As these all feel like cheap tricks
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