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Britain's MPs Are Currently Debating "Puppies And Kittens"

It's the debate the nation's talking about.

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...Oh, and the Scottish independence referendum.

Scotland faces its biggest decision in 300 years - Westminster is debating puppies and kittens. #indyref #YouYesYet?

Liam Furby@MrFurby

Scotland faces its biggest decision in 300 years - Westminster is debating puppies and kittens. #indyref #YouYesYet?

11:47 AM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And some people just can't decide between puppies and kittens, which is like "Daddy or chips?" but harder.

They are debating puppies and kittens in Parliament. Really they are

The Screaming Eagles@TSEofPB

They are debating puppies and kittens in Parliament. Really they are

12:18 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Still, the debate is revealing a lot about the private canine habits of MPs such as Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke:

Alec Shelbrooke has just revealed that his dogs are called Boris & Maggie, and that Boris behaved much better after he had him castrated.

Kerry McCarthy MP@KerryMP

Alec Shelbrooke has just revealed that his dogs are called Boris & Maggie, and that Boris behaved much better after he had him castrated.

12:47 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The debate is actually about a proposed law, introduced by backbench MP Rob Flello, to regulate the sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops effectively. You can read more about it here.

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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