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Nov. 13th, 2008

People forever complain about the combative nature of our parliamentary system, with two opposing parties squared up to one another and shouting across the chamber. Yet I can’t help noticing that all the examples I’ve ever seen of this sort of behaviour have occurred in legislatures where all the parties are ranged around in some kind of allegedly more mature and co-operative semicircle. I’m just saying.

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strictlytrue
Nov. 13th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
"The Chamber erupts into a battlefield"
hoshuteki
Nov. 13th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
Watching middle-aged men in suits trying to brawl is always amusing. I especially like that the BBC, in its helpfulness, follows up the clip with a "More Like This" link...
ruudboy
Nov. 13th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
The South Korean one is fantastic. I like the bloke wildly flailing the phone around, just trying to hit someone.
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