Saturday, May 10, 2008

On this day

in 1910, the British House of Commons resolved that the maximum lifetime of Parliament be reduced from seven to five years.

If I had my way there wouldn't be a term as such. Every year we would vote on 20% of the seats, randomly scattered around the country. This would concentrate the minds of politicians and take away the PM's divine right to give us electoral bribes just before a GE, which they call at their discretion.

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