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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The first televised broadcast of a British “Question Time” featured Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher being questioned by Opposition Leader Neil Kinnock and other members of Parliament. Issues…

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  • Reflections of the Retiring British Speaker
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    Reflections of the Retiring British Speaker

    Bernard Weatherill discussed his career in the British Parliament.

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  • British Politics
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    British Politics

    Lord Weatherill talked about the operations of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and British politics. He also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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  • British House of Lords Reform
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    British House of Lords Reform

    Participants discussed the future of the British House of Lords. They focused on the recent reforms in the House and the results of the peer election.

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  • History of the British House of Lords
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    History of the British House of Lords

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  • Five Years of Commons on Television
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    Five Years of Commons on Television

    Regular televised coverage of the British House of Commons began November 21, 1989. Since then C-SPAN has aired the twice-weekly prime minister’s Question Time. Margaret Thatcher, who was…

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  • Politics in Russia
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    Politics in Russia

    Former Prime Minister Gorbachev was on a six-day European tour. He was part of a panel which took questions from the audience on issues in Russian politics. The panel covered a variety of…

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  • Reflections on a Career in British Politics
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    Reflections on a Career in British Politics

    Former Speaker of the House of Commons Bernard Weatherill spoke to a luncheon audience at the Houston Club on incidents during his long career in British politics. He reflected on his…

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  • British View of Government Service
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    British View of Government Service

    Bernard Weatherill, the former speaker of the British House of Commons, addressed an international law class at Denver University on “The Penalty That Good Men Pay for Failing to Participate in…

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  • Speakers Farewell Address
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    Speaker's Farewell Address

    Speaker Weatherill delivered his farewell address to the House of Commons. He announced he would retire when Prime Minister Major called for a general election and dissolved Parliament.…

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  • The Lighter Side of House of Commons Debate
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    The Lighter Side of House of Commons Debate

    Excerpts from British House of Commons debate focused on the more facetious issues in British politics. For example, members of the British House of Commons discussed the conduct of members in the Member’s…

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  • History of the House of Commons
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    History of the House of Commons

    Bernard Weatherill, Speaker of the British House of Commons, discussed the history of the British House of Commons while he gave a brief tour of his rooms above the House chamber.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister John Major answered questions from members of the House of Commons concerning current issues in the politics of Great Britain, including questions on the rise of home loan…

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  • British Debate on European Community Union
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    British Debate on European Community Union

    Prime Minister John Major outlined the treaty that was discussed at the European Community Summit. He spoke against a single currency and centralized federal rule by the European Community.…

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  • European Economic Community Debate
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    European Economic Community Debate

    The British House of Commons debated Britain’s involvement in the European Community, with opinions offered by six prominent British officials, including former Prime Ministers Margaret…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Issues brought up by members of the House of Commons in questions to Prime Minister John Major included labor unrest in Liverpool, European economic unification including a single currency,…

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  • Statement on the Council Tax
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    Statement on the Council Tax

    Mr. Heseltine spoke before the British House of Commons to announce the British government’s intention to replace the unpopular “poll tax” with a new “council tax.” Margaret Thatcher, the previous prime minister of Great Britain, instituted the…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    British Defense Minister King spoke before the British House of Commons in a discussion on the ground campaign in the Persian Gulf war. Defense Minister King explained the necessity for…

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  • Persian Gulf War Debate
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    Persian Gulf War Debate

    The British House of Commons' January 21 session centered around a debate over a government supported resolution expressing support for British troops in the Persian Gulf, and an amendment…

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  • Deputy Prime Minister Resignation Statement
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    Deputy Prime Minister Resignation Statement

    On November 1, 1990 Sir Geoffrey Howe resigned his post as Deputy Prime Minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Thatcher. In his resignation notice he expressed strong concern that Prime Minister…

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