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As a consequence your generation will be outvoted time and time again by mine.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Tuesday gave his assurance that the Senate and the House of Representatives would be voting separately amid apprehension the smaller upper chamber will be outvoted by the 294-member House of Representatives.
Where were all the 239 Labour MPs who cared so passionately for this measure that they could be outvoted by 70 MPs?
The Conservatives have 250 members in the upper chamber but they can be outvoted by the 213 Labour and 108 Lib Dem peers.
Berlin, refusing to let 21 member states be outvoted by six, said a compromise deal had to be drafted, and will press for enhanced cooperation', a mechanism provided for by Article 40 of the EC Treaty to allow a smaller group of member states to take action in a certain area if unanimity cannot be reached.
The 40 MPs we send to London will always be outvoted by the 500 MPs from England.
Herodotus would disagree: "At this point Themistocles, feeling that he would be outvoted by the Peloponnesians, slipped quietly away from the meeting and sent a man over in a boat to the Persian fleet.
Do we wish to rule ourselves through our own elected government in Westminster, or hand over, forever, the running of our country to an unelected bunch of Europeans where we can always be outvoted by at least 10-1.
What's the point, Watts asks, of joining a body where they would be outvoted 40-2 on nearly every issue?
Is it out of touch to want Britain to have its own distinctive approach to political and economic problems facing us today rather than be absorbed into some form of superstate where we could be outvoted after Labour gives up our national veto over many more areas of European law making.