1. Tulun

    EP elections 2019

    Greetings, The 2019 European Parliament elections are approaching, it will be held between 23 and 26 May 2019. EP elections usually have lower turnouts than the national ones, so I'm just wondering how much are our members interested in it. I also had a thread about the previous EP election...
  2. S

    Cabinet without a parliament.

    It seems with modern political parties enforcing block voting, we have cabinet government already. In the Westminster model (as it actually operates) the Cabinet submits a bill to the House for a vote as a formality. Only a fractured coalition or a backbencher revolt will cause the government to...
  3. C

    1860s British Parliament: MPs and Prime Minister

    I am currently rather struggling with Walter Bagehot and his book 'The British Constitution'. In it he says that MPs voted in their choice of possible prime ministers - but they could also get rid of them. What did he mean by this? How did they have the capacity to get rid of them?
  4. Maria0mimi

    the UK Parliament

    Explain " It is argued that the UK Parliament has lost control over the UK government; that political power has shifted to a presidential Prime Minister and unelected bodies and advisers" Who are those unelected bodies?
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    Shooting in the Iranian Parliament

    Iran shootings: Parliament and Khomeini shrine attacked - BBC News 3 gunman enter the Parliament and shot a guard, at the same time a suicide bomber attacked the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini. Just breaking now, be interested to find out more!
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    Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje

    Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmakers still in the building. Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament and assaulted the leader of the Social Democrats on Thursday after his...
  7. JoanOfArc007

    1893 World’s Parliament of Religions

    The year 1893 saw a remarkable meeting of various religious leaders from around the world...the religious leaders convened in Chicago for the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions. At the parliament included Alexander Russell Webb...said to be one of the first anglo American converts to...
  8. Triceratops

    Shots fired outside Parliament

    Breaking News at present. No doubt we'll hear more details later. Parliament shooting: 'Two shot and at least a dozen injured in attack' | Metro News
  9. Blue

    European Parliament ends visa-free travel for Americans
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    Upper Houses of Parliament in the Westminster system of government

    As we know, the Westminster system is a system of government based on the British parliamentary system. It is mostly followed by former British colonies but also other countries like Japan. The system is characterized by a ceremonial head of state (Monarch/President/Governor-General) and a head...
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    Russia's Parliament

    I read in my paper that it has passed the first stage of an act to "decriminalise domestic violence". I don't know if that means just parent-child violence or spouse on spouse. What struck me was that it passed by 368-1. What's odd is that again according to the article Vlad the Bad :D "oversaw...
  12. notgivenaway

    Could Parliament have forced Charles I to abdicate, and get appoint Charles II?

    This would have stopped need for a third Civil War, though possibly not any war in Ireland.
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    English Parliament during Stuarts

    Hello guys, I need Your help. I'm during writing my Master's thesis. The topic is "Comparison of English and Polish parliaments during second half of the XVII century" and I have a little problem with english books about that period. When it comes to polish authors or translated books about...
  14. notgivenaway

    How did the English/British Parliament evolve?

    It took place over stages, but as a rough concept what are these stages? the Anglo-Saxons, Normans and early Angevins had a similar system, where the nobles and senior clercics met in councils to make laws and discuss national issues (Witan/Curia Regis). Post-Magna Carta, the King was forced...
  15. sonofstars

    Armenian Genocide recognized by German Parliament

    This is huge (or "yuuge" as the current political flavor of the day would seem to suggest). The Bundestag voted to recognize the Armenian genocide of the early 20th century. Already, the political repercussions are beginning to play out. Clearly a black eye for Turkish diplomacy and may even...
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    Turkey revokes immunity of parliament

    Turkey's parliament just passed a bill revoking its immunity from prosecution. Parliament in Turkey backs lifting immunity from prosecution - BBC News Basically this means that Erdogan can imprison any member of parliament he disagrees with. In the coming weeks we will see HDP and other...
  17. notgivenaway

    Why didn't the Leon Parliament take off?

    Why is it that the Kingdom of Leon's Parliament didn't take off, and be influential like that of de Montfort/King Edward Longshanks/Edward III in England?
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    Charles I vs Parliament

    I'm firmly of the belief that the reason Parliament decided to rebel against the King was because they saw him as weak and not someone to fear. If it had been Henry VIII for example and not Charles, he would have stamped out any possibility of a rebellion by lopping off a few heads, or at the...
  19. weezer17

    Fox vs. Pitt - Who do you admire most?

    Between Charles James Fox and William Pitt the Younger, one of Britain's greatest political rivalries, who deserves the praise that history has given them or failed to give them?
  20. Solidaire

    Historical evolution of British Parliament - overview and thoughts

    I've been reading lately about the unique course of parliamentarism in Britain, which oversaw the transition from an absolute monarchy to a representative, parliamentary one over a period of 800 years. The subject is huge, of course, being inseparably intertwined with almost all important...