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  • proper n. The House of Commons, part of the parliament under the Westminister system of parliamentary democracy.
  • proper n. The House of Commons, part of the parliament of the United Kingdom.
  • proper n. The House of Commons, part of the parliament of Canada.


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  • If there is a doubt whether the House of Commons represents perfectly the whole commons of Great Britain, (I think there is none,) there can be no question but that the Lords and the Commons together represent the sense of the whole people to the crown and to the world.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 05 (of 12)

  • Debunking the Tragedy of the Commons is a lazy, intellectually dishonest essay. The Tragedy of 'The Tragedy of the Commons'

  • The Government has not "drastically reduced the time allowed to MPs for discussing the treaty": the 12 days that the Government has set aside for debate in committee stage in the Commons is the same as for the Single European Act and the Treaties of Nice and Amsterdam combined.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Another encouraging sign that a major Lib Dem presence in the Commons is here to stay.

    Safe Liberal Democrat seats

  • Creative Commons is merely a short hand for saying the same thing.

    Creative Commons for Catholics

  • The reason Creative Commons is necessary is that this legislation is so restrictive that it takes a positive act of assertion to get around the problems that the nation-state has imposed.

    Creative Commons for Catholics

  • The license called Creative Commons is increasingly popular as a way of publishing music, whether it is a free or paid download online or paid and commercially marketed physical edition.

    Creative Commons for Catholics

  • When the House of Commons is all fired up for prime minister's questions, as it was for Ed Miliband's debut as leader of the opposition, the atmosphere is purest blood sport.

    Ed Miliband draws first blood at PMQs

  • In the UK, the House of Commons is electing in single-member districts.

    Matthew Yglesias » Presidential Trouble

  • Although today, the House of Commons is clearly dominant over the Lords, this was not true in the 18th Century, when both houses were equal and you needed a majority in both houses to pass legislation.

    Matthew Yglesias » Presidential Trouble


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