Closed petition Reform the rules on filibustering - talking excessively to force a bill out

On several occasions in the past five years, several MPs have spoken for an excessive time during Parliamentary debates. This behaviour prevents reasonable discussion, placing themselves above all other MPs.

This tactic is disgraceful, anti-democratic and has no place in a modern Parliament.

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On multiple occasions, several MPs (most infamously Philip Davies), have resorted to reading out long lists of topics irrelevant to discussion until presented bills exceeded their allocated discussion time. Details of all instances are present in the Official Report of Parliamentary debates ("Hansard").

This behaviour has prevented several bills, many of which deserved a fair hearing, from being reasonably discussed in Parliament, and places the position of one MP above that of all others.

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