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Observations of an Expat: The Brexit Elephant

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms There was a massive elephant in the British House of Commons on Wednesday. It was rampaging back and forth across the chamber, overturning tables, loudly trumpeting and waving his trunk from side to side. Its name was Brexit.

Where is the Moral Compass in Parliament?

PA photo   By Hazel Speed It was quite interesting the other day to watch The House of Lords commence their early debates on Brexit, a most sedate and honourable debate (no pun intended).

Speaker John Bercow: No Confidence motion tabled by Tory MP

PA photo   By Hazel Speed This latest news does not surprise many. The only wonder was its timing, no doubt delayed so as not to affect the important outcome of the Brexit Vote on Wednesday.

Mrs May’s Ode to Brexit Joy

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Prime Minister’s Question Time in UK Parliament on Wednesday was another rowdy affair.

John Bercow – Do What It Says On The Tin!

AP photo   By Hazel Speed Many have been astonished by the comments made by the Speaker of the UK Parliament during a debate in the House of Commons on Monday.

Parity – Mugged in a Political Alley

K Wootton   By Hazel Speed We quite often hear about Parity in ‘this or that’ or between genders and age-groups. Some types of parity will begin in the future, other models of parity may commence soon or immediately, even further forms remain under debate either within the House of Commons or ‘the Other Place’.

Reactions to Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

  By Grégory Wilson  Recent months have been plagued by a series of terrorist attacks in several Western states. Each of these incidents were followed by a general outcry and outpouring of empathy from Western citizens around the globe. They also spurred Western leaders to publicly reaffirm that their populations will not be intimidated by […]