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    State Opening of Parliament

    On the first day of the new Parliamentary session, Queen Elizabeth delivered a speech from the throne in the House of Lords. The speech was written by the government, and outlined its…

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    State Opening of British Parliament

    Members of the House of Lords and House of Commons participated in the State Opening of Parliament in London. The Queen outlined the government’s plan for the upcoming year,…

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    United States and United Kingdom Banking Standards

    Former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker testified before a joint British parliamentary committee on the differences between the United States and United Kingdom banking standards. He…

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    State Opening of Parliament

    In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and delivered a speech prepared by her government. In her remarks she outlined the…

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    British Commonwealth Youth Parliament Debate

    Members of the Commonwealth youth parliament, ages 18 to 29, gathered in the British House of Lords for a debate on climate change. The students traveled from around the world…

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    State Opening of Parliament

    In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament. She delivered a speech drawn up by the government, which outlines its priorities for the…

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    State Opening of Parliament

    In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament. The Queen’s speech outlining the government’s agenda proposed measures designed to…

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    British House of Commons Speaker Election Program

    On Monday, June 22, 2009, Conservative Member of Parliament John Bercow was elected as the 157th speaker of the British House of Commons. This one-hour program includes speeches by…

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    State Opening of British Parliament - Portion

    Members of the House of Lords and House of Commons participated in the State Opening of Parliament in London. The Queen outlined the government’s plan for the upcoming year,…

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    Queen Elizabeth II Throne Speech

    At the State Opening of Parliament in London, Queen Elizabeth II outlined the government’s plan for the upcoming year, focusing on economic stability, climate change and the upcoming…

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    State Opening of Parliament

    Members of the House of Lords and House of Commons participated in the State Opening of Parliament in London. The Queen outlined the government’s plan for the upcoming year,…

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    British House of Lords Counterterrorism Debate

    The British Lords debated a proposed law that would allow police to detain terrorist suspects for up to 42 days without bringing criminal charges. The House of Commons approved the…

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    French President Address

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy addressed a joint session of the British Parliament in the Royal Gallery, a rare honor. He talked about stronger ties with the United Kingdom,…

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    State Opening of Parliament

    On the first day of the new Parliamentary session, the Queen travels from Buckingham Palace to Parliament to deliver the Queen’s speech from the throne in the House of Lords. The…

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    Irish Prime Minister Speech

    Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern addressed a joint meeting of the British Parliament in the House of Lords.

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    House of Lords Reform

    The House of Lords debated reforms on the roles and powers, as well as composition of the body. Among the reforms were the end of hereditary peerage.

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    State Opening of Parliament

    On the first day of the new Parliamentary session, Queen Elizabeth delivered a speech from the throne in the House of Lords. The speech was written by the government, and outlined its…

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    State Opening of Parliament

    Members of the House of Lords and House of Commons participated in the State Opening of Parliament in London. The Queen outlined the government’s plan for the upcoming year,…

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    State Opening of Parliament

    Live BBC coverage of the State Opening of the British Parliament after the general election was shown. The Queen will travel by horse-drawn carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster to…

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    State Opening of Parliament

    In an annual ceremony for the official opening of Parliament, Queen Elizabeth read a speech prepared for her by the government outlining the legislative agenda for the year. Topics…

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