Sunday, August 02, 2015

A Speaker Resigns and a Parliament is Dissolved

It was an interesting day in international politics today. In Australia, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bronwyn Bishop, has resigned due to mounting pressure from an expenses scandal. Occasionally, I check into YouTube to watch Questions to the House. It's a lot nastier than the UK's Questions to the Prime Minister and it only got worse when I saw Speaker Bishop take the chair. I don't think that there could be any claim that she attempted to keep her position as partisanly neutral as possible. There is a series of YouTube videos by George Stenhouse that you should check out.

In Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper had the Parliament dissolved. Campaigning begins for elections that will be held in October. The election cycles of both the UK and Canada have started and been completed in the time the US's Presidential Cycle has even begun. I wish ours were as short.

2 comments:

Sooo-this-is-me said...

What..... so you guys can put Trump in sooner rather than later? No offense but if "the Donald" wins, then we are building our own wall along our border!

David said...

Keep a spare bed ready, I may need to cross the border.