Mother of Parliaments


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Mother of Parliaments

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Mother of Parliaments the British Parliament: the model and creator of many other Parliaments
[C19: first used of England in 1865 by John Bright (1811–89), British Liberal statesman]
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The constant requests to give way and their orchestrated bawling was not a good advert for the Mother of Parliaments.
A photo-opportunity with Her Majesty, a rousing reception at the mother of parliaments and what the organisers of his Wembley gig claim will be the biggest fireworks display in British history should all help to burnish his image before he returns home to face his growing host of challenges.
In the movie's dystopian world, the Mother of Parliaments has become a sham, democracy a cloak for dictatorship (unlike any large modern countries we know, then): V's solution is to destroy it.
YOU might well have grave misgivings about the SNP's incursion into the mother of parliaments, but some more welcome Caledonian invaders crossed the border this week when The LaFontaines launched the English leg of their biggest tour to date.
All we get from members of what's laughably labelled the Mother of Parliaments is slavish obedience to the party line, tit-for-tat points scoring and a PMQs offering nothing but yells, howls, apoplectic bellowing, sycophantic slobbering, whoops and hollers, cheers and jeers.
Hanningfield's presence shames the Mother of Parliaments.
STOCKTON'S youngest politician Jessica Belch has enjoyed the privilege of speaking in the Mother of Parliaments.
John Bright, who coined the expression, said that England, not Westminster, was the mother of parliaments.
United Kingdom have mother of parliaments which was not achieved over night, rather long struggle had been waged to rope in this place.
Shami Chakrabarti, director of campaign group Liberty, said: "If Britain is to honour Churchill's legacy of protecting the Rule of Law, the Mother of Parliaments must choose common sense and compromise over childish gesture.
If the mother of parliaments has now been turned into an alleged house of ill repute by one Scottish MP what will Ibrox be like when thousands of excitable Celtic supporters visit on March 25 for the daddy of all derbies?
After all, it was Bright who coined the phrase "England is the mother of parliaments.