Might want to continue the discussion here. ML4E 04:28, March 28, 2011 (UTC)
- Yes, good idea.
- So if I'm reading your last description correctly, the Bloc controls enough votes that anyone who doesn't have a majority government needs to include them in the equation, and that means making overtures. But if a leader gets too cozy with the Bloc, Anglophone voters will punish his party?
- Actually, if the Bloc is so committed to seperatism, how does it have MPs at all? Don't they need to take an oath of allegiance to the crown? The nearest equivalent I can think of in the Commonwealth is Sinn Fein: However many seats they win (five in last year's election) remain vacant because they will not swear their loyalty to a nation they are desperate to get out of. (That might be different had the Irish Free State never left the Commonwealth: Elizabeth would be Queen of Ireland, and since the oath is to her rather than to the UK, they could possibly do it without compromising their commitment to nationalism. Then again, they've always been very clear that they're republicans as well as nationalists.)
- Look at that: Now that we have a forum dedicated to this topic, I immediately start a tangent. I'm incorrigible. Turtle Fan 05:06, March 28, 2011 (UTC)