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London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irrestibly drained.

-- Arhtur Conan Doyle 1888



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Speakers of the House of Commons
Posted by Bill McCann on (583 Reads)
The Speaker of the House of Commons is one of the most important officials in the English Constitution. Since the first Parliament of 1270, the post has evolved and developed into the rigorous and, some might say, stylised aspects of the governance of Britain. The advent of television has helped to make the functions of this office more clear and, of course, raised the profile of the individual who holds the office. The first female Speaker, Betty Boothroyd is now perhaps also the best known and can certainly be reckoned as one of the most effective holders of the post in modern times.



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