For everyone interested in the work of Britain's Parliament; the US Congress; the European Parliament and the French Parlement.
Discuss Practice, Procedure, History and current issues.
Monday, 10 October 2011
We all associate "Impeachment" with attempts to remove American Presidents - Clinton in 1998-9 (and for those of us with a longer memory - Nixon in 1974). Yet it was a concept adopted by the Americans from the English Parliament, just as it was falling out of favour here. It is now regarded as obsolete in the UK.
The House of Commons Library has produced an interesting background paper on the subject - it is available here.
An experienced lecturer, tutor & researcher with practical experience of working in the UK and European Parliaments.
I have a keen academic and practical interest in the workings of both the UK Parliament and the US Congress.
Over the years I have broadcast on both UK & US Politics for BBC local radio stations.