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The mind cannot absorb what the backside cannot endure. - HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, commenting on overly long church sermons Rel [...]

The empty House

If you limit your viewing of parliamentary proceedings to Question Period (in Ottawa) or Prime Minister’s Questions (in the UK), you m [...]

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Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both common [...]

Keyword post: How does the Prime Minister end up Prime Minister?

It seems a few readers have been looking for information on the procedure for electing a Prime Minister. In a parliamentary system such as w [...]

The new independence – devolution-max?

Michael Moore, Secretary of State for Scotland, stated yesterday that independence for Scotland would require two referendums. The first wou [...]

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Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts. – Anonymous source to The Gu [...]

On Australia’s Question Time

I don’t write much about Australia, not because of lack of interest in how parliamentary politics unfolds in that country, but because [...]

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In Britain, politics is now sequential rather than adversarial. Strong differences of opinion have emerged over public spending and Ed Milib [...]

Coalition Works!

Media speculation in the UK over the health of the coalition began quite literally the day the agreement between the Conservatives and Liber [...]

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It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the fron [...]
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