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  British Parliament
Abandoned in an airport as an infant, 16-year old Kate, now a ravishing model, seeks to find her mother who is one of three women: a tabloid journalist, a geriatric physician, or a lawyer running for British Parliament.
What begins as a case of typical British indiscretion, when a prominent member of Parliament is caught in a police raid on an Ed Copyright (C) Muze Inc. 2005.
Learn all about three of the most turbulent and dramatic periods in British history: the Peasants` Revolt in 1381, the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to blow up Parliament and the King, and the Jacobite Rebellions of the late 1600s and early 1700s.
www.yourbritishshop.com /british-parliament.htm   (206 words)

  Lycos Retriever: Search results for conservative party uk
She was popular and was seen as the champion of the values they wanted--national determination, liberty, and the free market.
She raised British prestige and gave the people of Eastern Europe hope.
Leader of the Conservative Party, she is often remembered by her nickname, "the Iron Lady" and "Mad Maggie".
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  Parliament of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Parliament is often called the "Mother of Parliaments," as the legislative bodies of many nations—most notably, those of the members of the Commonwealth—are modelled on it.
The Scottish Parliament was established as the national unicameral legislature of Scotland by the Scotland Act 1998, and held its first meeting as a devolved legislature on 12 May 1999.
Parliament controls the executive by passing or rejecting its Bills and by forcing Ministers of the Crown to answer for their actions, either at "Question Time" or during meetings of the parliamentary committees.
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 UK Parliament - Parliament
The present two-chamber system began in the 14th Century in England: the House of Lords (the upper house) and the House of Commons (the lower house) sit separately and are constituted on entirely different principles.
Following the restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, the role of parliament was enhanced by the events of 1688-89 (the 'Glorious Revolution') and the passage of the Bill of Rights which established the authority of Parliament over the King, and enshrined in law the principle of freedom of speech in parliamentary debates.
The result was the Parliament Act of 1911, which removed from the House of Lords the power to veto a bill, except one to prolong the lifetime of a parliament.
www.parliament.uk /works/parliament.cfm   (1036 words)

 Parliament - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Parliament consists of three elements: the House of Commons; the Senate; and the...
Parliament, Houses of, also New Palace of Westminster, seat of the British Parliament (legislature), a great mass of buildings on the east bank of...
In the United Kingdom, Parliament consists of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
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 Parliament of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The House of Lords and the House of Commons meet in separate chambers in the Palace of Westminster (commonly known as the "Houses of Parliament"), in the British capital, London (more precisely, in the borough known as the City of Westminster).
In 1265, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, who was in rebellion against Henry III, summoned a parliament of his supporters without any or prior royal authorisation.
The influence of Parliament was undoubtedly augmented by the Bill of Rights, but the supremacy of the Crown still remained clear.
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 About the UK - Monarchy, Parliament, Government
Parliament has the right to punish anybody, inside or outside the House, who commits a breach of privilege - that is, offends against the rights of the House.
British citizens, and citizens of other Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland resident in the United Kingdom, may vote in parliamentary elections provided that they are aged 18 or over; included in the register of electors for the constituency; and not subject to any legal incapacity to vote.
British citizens, and resident citizens of other Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland, may be elected as Members of Parliament (MPs) provided that they are aged 21 or over and are not disqualified.
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 FAQs: The British Overseas Territories Act Foreign & Commonwealth Office
British Overseas citizenship (BOC) is held by people who do not have sufficient connections with any of the present Overseas Territories or Britain itself to enable them to qualify for BDTC or BC.
British citizens from the Overseas Territories will not be subject to UK immigration controls and will therefore be able to come to the UK for purposes of leisure, study and employment without gaining prior permission.
British citizens resident outside the UK/EU are not subject to the direct taxation regimes operated by the UK or other Member States of the European Union.
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 Canada Act 1982 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Statute of Westminster 1931 removed this power of the British Parliament for Canada, as well as the other British Dominions (Australia, the Irish Free State, New Zealand, South Africa, and Newfoundland).
Pierre Trudeau had hoped originally that the federal Parliament could unilaterally change the constitution, but the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in the that a substantial level of consent from the provinces was needed according to constitutional conventions (though not in law).
Whilst the Canada Act 1982 received the Royal Assent on March 29, 1982 in London, it was not until the Queen came to Canada that the Constitution Act, 1982, its Canadian equivalent, was proclaimed by Letters patent as a statutory instrument by the Queen on her visit to Canada.
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 Canada Act 1982 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canada Act 1982 is an Act of Parliament passed by the British Parliament that severed virtually all remaining constitutional and legislative ties between the United Kingdom and Canada.
Also, the British North America Act 1949 was passed by the British parliament, giving the Canadian Parliament significant constitutional amending powers.
The Canada Act 1982 was signed into law by Her Majesty Elizabeth II Queen of Canada on a rainy April 17, 1982 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
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 British Parliament in History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The elections for members of Parliament in the autumn of 1774, satisfied the ministry that they were strong in the affections of the people.
If the late acts of Parliament are not to be repealed, the wisest step for both countries is to separate, and not to spend their blood and treasure in destroying each other.
Such was the attitude of the king and his American subjects when the new Parliament assembled on the 30th of November, 1774, the old one having been dissolved in September.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/Our_Country_vol_2/britishpa_eh.html   (665 words)

 The British Parliament and its Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The British Parliament is the legislative body of Government in the United Kingdom.
In the United Kingdom, Parliament is a three tiered legislative system, composed of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the Monarch.
The purpose of this collection is to provide Parliament itself with a detailed record of everything that was discussed and concluded as well as to provide those outside Parliament with access to the proceedings throughout the history of the institution.
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 The American Revolution
For even though the British were distributing the tax in America, the Americans feared that if they allowed revenue to be controlled by Britain, they would effectively lose all their control over colonial government.
Relations between colonists and the British soldiers were strained and frequently violent; in the days preceding that Sunday there were numerous tavern brawls and street fights between colonists and British soldiers and supporters—in one incident, three British soldiers were beaten and driven out of the town, but returned later with reinforcements.
Even though the British soldiers were put on trial (John Adams was their defense attorney), everyone seemed to realize that the bonds between Britain and England had been irreperably severed.
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 British Parliament in History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The elections for members of Parliament in the autumn of 1774, satisfied the ministry that they were strong in the affections of the people.
If the late acts of Parliament are not to be repealed, the wisest step for both countries is to separate, and not to spend their blood and treasure in destroying each other.
Such was the attitude of the king and his American subjects when the new Parliament assembled on the 30th of November, 1774, the old one having been dissolved in September.
publicbookshelf.com /public_html/Our_Country_vol_2/britishpa_eh.html   (665 words)

 MSN Encarta - Townshend Acts
Townshend Acts, measures passed by the British Parliament in 1767, affecting the American colonies.
The acts were named for their sponsor, the British chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend.
In response to a published criticism of the measures, the British crown dissolved the Massachusetts legislature in 1768.
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 UK Parliament and Monarchy British Embassy, Havana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The British Embassy in Havana is not responsible for the content or reliability of websites to which we link nor should a link be taken as endorsement of any kind.
Parliament's website offers the full text of Hansard, publications from the House of Commons and House of Lords, information about Members, Peers, and Committees, a guide to the UK parliamentary system, and live coverage of parliamentary business.
The official website of the British Monarchy offers a wealth of information on the Royal Family, its history and role in modern UK society, its art collections and residences, and The Queen's role in the Commonwealth.
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 The American Revolution (John Bull and Uncle Sam)
By 1776, the British were committed to the view that Parliament must exercise unchallenged authority in all parts of the empire, including the power to tax Americans without their consent.
British troops, sent to confiscate American arms and supplies, were resisted by Massachusetts militiamen at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.
A Map of the British Colonies in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits and Extent of the Settlements.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/british/brit-2.html   (1994 words)

 Grattan's Parliament
British policies were challenged by writers such as Jonathan Swift, Bishop George Berkeley and Charles Lucas, founder of the Freeman's Journal.
Within the Irish parliament itself, a reforming group known as "patriots" eventually emerged, led by Henry Flood and the Earl of Charlemont.
It was immediately rejected by the Irish parliament, whose members refused to be coerced by an armed assembly, and the convention dispersed.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/history/events/dates/grattan.shtm   (644 words)

 British Parliament security alert - World - smh.com.au
The British Parliament was sealed off briefly in a security alert after a man threw powder in a public area of the building, police said.
One police officer said there had been fears the powder was anthrax but a member of Parliament said later he had heard it was flour.
Blog: British scientists are using mathematics to improve the skills of novice dart players.
www.smh.com.au /news/world/british-parliament-security-alert/2006/06/08/1149359849859.html   (355 words)

 George Galloway Member of British Parliament
I told the world, contrary to your claims, that the Iraqi people would resist a British and American invasion of their country and that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning.
No British son should die on foreign shores unless the threat is direct and material to these islands or, as a volunteer, he has signed up to humanitarian action under international law.
On that occasion, he tabled a resolution in the house that admittedly was a little provocative, in which he congratulated the people of France on the execution of their king and queen and looked forward to the day when the same fate would befall all the crowned heads of Europe.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Heroes/George_Galloway.html   (6659 words)

 EU Business - Blair goes before British parliament to defend EU constitution
British Prime Minister Tony Blair faces parliament on Monday to defend the newly-minted European Union constitution, firing the opening salvo in what will be a long and bitter battle with eurosceptics.
Blair was set to reprise his arguments in parliament, where Conservative leader Michael Howard was equally certain to reiterate his call for the referendum to be called right away.
The Tories' core argument, endorsed by much of the British press, is that the 333-page constitution -- which replaces the stack of treaties on which the EU is built -- opens the door to a European "superstate".
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 Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is your team's contention that the British Government was not trying to be evil or wishing to harm its colonial subjects when it began passing the various Parliamentary Acts that lead to the American Revolution.
The Acts of the British Parliament concerning its American colonies during the years 1763-1776 were not arbitrary.
In appreciating the role of Parliament and the reasons for its Acts, the students should gain a greater respect and understanding of the complaints of the American Colonists.
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 Search Results for "British Parliament"
[On the passage of the Stamp Act by the British Parliament in March, 1765, requiring that all legal instruments used in the American colonies should bear a government...
The Dominion of Canada, 1789-1877 1791, June 10 PASSAGE OF THE CANADA ACT through the British Parliament.
...Stamp Act, 1765, revenue law passed by the British Parliament during the ministry of George Grenville.
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 British Parliament Debate Supports Chavez’s Venezuela
Many British Members of Parliament, or MPs, spoke in support of the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
That British business is the fifth largest foreign direct investor in Venezuela was also mentioned.
The British Trade Union Congress, representing 6.7 million workers, is the only national trade union federation to have passed a motion in support of the Venezuelan process.
www.venezuelasolidarity.org.uk /ven/web/2006/articles/debate_parliament_support.html   (949 words)

 British Parliament Rejects Blair's Anti-Terror Legislation
The prime minister, interviewed on British television after the vote, rejected the notion that he had made an error of judgment in pushing for such a lengthy detention period.
"I think people in the country will find it very odd, very odd, that MP [members of parliament] given such a compelling and strong case by the police decided to ignore their recommendation and instead go for a period that frankly they thought of themselves but without any particular justification for it," he said.
The parliament adopted Labor members' proposal to extend the current maximum detention period from 14 to 28 days.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-11-09-voa68.cfm   (509 words)

 CNN.com - British parliament opens for tours after 20 years - August 7, 2000
The British parliament -- a grand Victorian palace among the world's most beautiful government buildings -- opened for public tours Monday for the first time since an Irish republican bomb exploded on the grounds two decades ago.
British citizens could always arrange tours through their members of parliament.
She arrives at the Victoria Tower each November for the state opening of parliament and sits in the House of Lords.
archives.cnn.com /2000/TRAVEL/NEWS/08/07/britain.parliament.reut   (460 words)

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