Washminster

Washminster
Washminster

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Prorogation

Yesterday the record breaking two-year session (a session normally lasts only one year - an excellent arrangement which has worked for years, and is useful for Parliament to have some leverage over the Government - a reason why Kings who abused the power over the length of sessions and Parliaments took criticism in our Past. The first session of a new Parliament is usually longer than normal - a may election will usually bring an extension to the following November - but TWO YEARS!!!) - came, finally to an end.

This is the quaint little ceremony which achieved that. I was watching from the gallery.

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