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Shut up, royal baby haters. Monarchy is awesome. - The Washington Post
Constitutional monarchy is the best form of government that humanity has yet tried. It has yielded rich, healthy nations whose regime transitions are almost always due to elections and whose heads of state are capable of being truly apolitical. The U.S. would do well to adopt it (as well as parliamentary democracy, but that's a whole other argument). Jay-Z and Beyoncé are the logical choices for the first king and queen, but I'm open to suggestions.
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december 2018 by pozorvlak
Pro-Saudi Tory MP accepted $20,000 to speak at Qatari opposition event | Middle East Eye
Speaking at the conference in September, Simpson told MEE that he had been paid for his appearance, but he did not know how much as it had been arranged by his agent.

A BBC spokesperson said: "John was chairing the panel in [a] private capacity. We have reminded him of the BBC News guidelines." // pathetic!
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june 2018 by yorksranter
Walter Bagehot would have loathed government by referendum - Bagehot
Early day motions are parliamentary devices which give backbench MPs a chance to ask for a debate on a subject they choose. Two such motions doing the rounds note that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Walter Bagehot’s “The English Constitution”.
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may 2018 by asaltydog

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