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Some members of both Houses have, it is true, been removed from their employments under the Crown; but were they ever told, either by me or by any other of his majesty's servants, that it was for opposing the measures of the administration in Parliament?


Robert Walpole


#any #been #both #crown #either

The public treasure has been duly applied to the uses to which it was appropriated by Parliament, and regular accounts have been annually laid before Parliament, of every article of expense.


Robert Walpole


#annually #applied #appropriated #article #been

Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims.


James Q. Wilson


#complex #contradictory #different #different people #empower

The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when there is a criminal investigation of the department. That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government.


Jack Layton


#criminal #department #government #investigation #minister

When I am in the Scottish Parliament chamber, I often feel the need to sit for the entire debate. It's only courteous to listen to what everyone has to say, although I often find myself desperate to say something but too scared to stand up in case I regret it.


Margo MacDonald


#am #case #chamber #courteous #debate

It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by most members of the party, that it is very difficult to have a leader that does not command the support of the parliamentary party.


Francis Maude


#difficult #does #i #i think #leader

There's much more we can be doing in Parliament, we could be giving more power back to people at local government level, through local referendums.


Theresa May


#could #doing #giving #government #level

I know this isn't a widespread view in the Anglo Saxon world, but I believe that much of the reconciliation between more centralized governance and the scope for democracy - democratic control - will be resolved through an even stronger role of the European Parliament.


Mario Monti


#believe #between #centralized #control #democracy

The absence of political personalities in the government will help rather than hinder a solid base of support for the government in parliament and in the political parties because it will remove one ground for disagreement.


Mario Monti


#base #because #disagreement #government #ground

Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build.


Ferdinand Mount


#away #build #cast #centuries #combined






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