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    French Parliament Members Caught Playing Poker

    According to an article in The Telegraph, photographers from the Assembly's press balcony caught several, including ministers, playing poker, ordering clothes, reading adult cartoons etc on their tablets and mobiles in the chamber sessions instead of lawmaking. Below are parts from The Telegraph's article.

    Dani?le Hoffmann, Socialist MP for Paris admitted to reading the papers via her tablet. "It's very practical. We're totally up to date and will soon receive amendments directly online, which will be progress," she told Le Parisien (a French newspaper).

    Such distractions are apparently tolerated by Claude Bartolone, the Assembly's new Socialist speaker, who has declined to use the scrambling device installed by one of his conservative predecessors, Jean-Louis Debr?.

    Speaking to the Daily Telegraph a few days ago, Mr Debr? - now president of France's constitutional council, the country's highest constituional body - was appalled at the laisser-faire attitude.

    "One doesn't elect representatives of the people for them to turn up and play cards. In that case, I'd frankly rather they didn't show up at all.

    It's execrable for democracy," he said. "When debating a bill, an MP must be alone with his conscience and his ideas." He said he was "all for mobiles and computers anywhere else in parliament" and dismissed claims that it would be unfeasible to scramble only the debating chamber.

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    That is really sad, but at the same time very funny. Goes to show how serious the French government is about it's country and its people.

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    Damn, I want in those juicy games. I bet those french players would muck their cards at the first hint of trouble.

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    they are just people what did u expect i mean really lol
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    What should they be doing on their free time? Nothing. Because of their position they have to behave like robots? I say Boo. Too much media scrutinizing to many things in today's world.

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    no they shouldn't act like robots, but when you are at that position u are an example to many people & ya some things should be of limit, next thing ur gonna say is the can go to a strip club since its there free time
    Quote Originally Posted by jayyy27 View Post
    What should they be doing on their free time? Nothing. Because of their position they have to behave like robots? I say Boo. Too much media scrutinizing to many things in today's world.

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