The House of Commons has for centuries been a place of robust, colourful and often pugnacious debate. This has often been contrasted with the more genteel style of debate conducted in the House of Lords. In both cases, the absolute right of free speech has been established through centuries of […]
One of the defining characteristics of Britain’s constitution is that it is not one single codified corpus but is instead a living and breathing mechanism comprised of the Common Law, great documents including Magna Carta, the parliamentary process and a series of customs and traditions passed from one generation to […]
Westminster style parliamentary systems remain one of the best forms of governance in the modern world. And yet today, Britain’s democracy is being tested not because of systematic failures but because of human error. Of course, human error can be catastrophic, lest one forget that human error was a primary factor behind the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.
Westminster style parliamentary systems remain one of the best forms of governance in the modern world. And yet today, Britain’s democracy is being tested not because of systematic failures but because of human error. Of course, human error can be catastrophic, lest one forget that human error was a primary […]
As debates regarding the necessity of political reform in The Philippines continue to intensify, it is crucial for those engaged in such discussions to be fully aware of the terminology associated with the traditional model of parliamentary governance. With this in mind, here are some important terms that ought to […]
After one has spent substantial time reviewing online and real life discussions about the need to transform The Philippines from its current convoluted presidential system into a straightforward Singapore style parliamentary system at a national level, with the added element of creating parliaments in new federal units of the country, […]
Some political issues are too important for politicians – the people must decide Many of the heated arguments in The Philippines regarding President Rodrigo Duterte’s push to create a federal republic and wider reaching goals that remain popular among Duterte supporters to transform the country from a Presidential to a […]
What do you call a political system where the incredibly popular head of state and political leader is constantly in a tug-of-war with hostile opposition parties in Congress, the Senate and where he has to contend with a Vice President openly undermining his every move? The answer is that one […]