You can’t say that!

While parliamentary privilege grants Members of Parliament the right to exercise of freedom of speech in parliamentary proceedings, there ar [...]

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Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. - Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister Related Posts:No Related Po [...]

Keyword post: Some answers to search results

This post will provide answers to actual search engine queries that led people to this blog. None of these would really make a full blog pos [...]

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[T]he political class itself has become homogenous, frustratingly unimaginative, and firmly coalesced around the idea that power, no matter [...]

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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 [...]
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