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  • Ed Miliband
    A Colonist guide to the British elections
    Here in the colonies “across the pond” we understand the British just held an election. We also know in some sort of landslide upset the current prime minster David Cameron will continue in his current position. The actual numbers of...
  • Hungarian Parliament Building
    The perfect day in Budapest
    I’ve recently had the opportunity to spend some time in Budapest, Hungary – in fact, I’m still here – and have become enamored with this wonderful city. While it has a tragic past involving murders by the Nazi’s...
  • Bartender of the month: Brad Bowden of Parliament
    Bartender of the month: Brad Bowden of Parliament
    When Eddie “Lucky” Campbell brags about one of his bartenders at Parliament, you listen. “Brad Bowden is a genius at balancing complicated flavors,” the pioneering bar owner says. “He looks at building a cocktail like...
  • George Clinton and Parliament in Baltimore
    George Clinton and Parliament in Baltimore
    The mothership landed at Rams Head Live in Baltimore Sunday night when George Clinton and Parliament hit Charm City. At first he was barely recognizable as his famous self. Gone were George’s multi-colored locks and the big stage productions...
  • Ukraine elections force Communist party out of Parliament
    Ukraine elections force Communist party out of Parliament
    According to the exit poll data and the first results unveiled by Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission, as of October 27, 2014, the Communist party has been expelled from the Ukrainian Parliament. The outcome of the elections is in line...
  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Parliament Hill for Canada Day Celebrations on July 1, 2011 in Ottawa, Canada
    Shooting near Canadian Parliament reveals a continent divided
    Reports are breaking about multiple incidents of shots fired at a Canadian War Memorial, near the Parliament building in Ottawa, Ontario. Speculation online and on CNN is, of course, rampant. There are anywhere between one and a hundred separate...
  • Canada airstrikes ISIS: Prime Minister asks Parliament to approve ISIS airstrike
    Canada airstrikes ISIS: Prime Minister asks Parliament to approve ISIS airstrike
    Canada is looking to join the airstrike foray against ISIS, as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has taken his request to Parliament. The motion presented in the House of Commons this week is a petition for a six-month air assault, joining...
  • UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reveals plan for new £1 coin
    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reveals plan for new £1 coin
    On Wednesday, UK Conservative Party member, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Second Lord of the Treasury George Osborne revealed that his new budget includes plans to revamp the £1 coin and introduce a new version impervious to...
  • Tony Benn
    Former UK Labour Party member Tony Benn dies at 88
    The family of former Member of Parliament Tony Benn has announced that theLabour Party fixture died on Friday at the age of 88 in his West London home. No cause of death was given, though he had reportedly been in ill health as of late. Benn was...
  • Sloshing seas: UK considers moving Parliament from London to Manchester
    UK considers moving Parliament from London to Manchester, Pole Shift precaution?
    Graham Stringer, Member of Parliament (MP), has called for the seat of England's government to be moved from London to Manchester. The timing and chosen location are interesting. Graham Stringer, MP, says the Palace of Westminster in London is...
  • Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi
    Iraq's speaker of parliament attacked by terrorists in Mosul
    Iraq's speaker of parliament was nearly killed on Monday when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the roadside exploded as his his security convoy was close to the city of Mosul, according to an American intelligence expert...
  • Proposed Parliament inheritance bill draws inspiration from 'Downton Abbey'
    Proposed Parliament inheritance bill draws inspiration from 'Downton Abbey'
    If you're a fan of the hit period drama Downton Abbey, you're well aware of the gender politics that present problems for the Crawley family and the heir of their estate. What you might not know is that a similar system is still in place...
  • Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi kicked out of Senate
    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi kicked out of Senate
    The Italian Senate voted to oust ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from Parliament on Wednesday due to a conviction stemming from tax fraud charges. The expulsion brings a sudden end to the political career of one of Italy’s most prominent...
  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues midterm staff shuffle
    Harper appoints new Senate leader, budget officer and staff for fall session
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper this past week is continuing to get ready for the new legislative session in Parliament this fall and the second half of his term as Prime Minister by on Aug. 27 continuing to shuffle and make new...
  • Prime Minister Cameron in the House of Commons
    Syria strike a no go for Britain
    Prime Minister David Cameron’s bid to join the US in a possible military strike on Syria was shattered Aug 29 when Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband withdrew his previously stated support for the initiative. The vote was still close at...
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