Tuesday, June 23, 2009

That New Speaker

And by the way, appropos of the last entry, be sure to catch the proceedings by which the Queen gave Royal Approbation to the House of Commons' choice of its new Speaker.

There's nothing like having a few centuries of practice behind you to produce rituals to which only Monty Python could really do justice. The reading of the royal commission is particularly delicious. I also liked how everyone had to have their lines in front of them and to be prompted by the lackeys who really knew the rituals.

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