Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I have an admission to make

I don't think all pundits are smug sycophants who are so mesmerized by their proximity to the PMO that they are willing to ignore the manifold slights that The Great Prime Minister has inflicted upon our democracy in order to ooh and aah at tactics.  Frances Russell as an example given.  Perhaps, as with music, being at a distance from the "major power centre" allows for a clearer insight.

Here is her excellent closing:

Parliamentary prorogation arises from the mists of British history, when the sovereign enjoyed absolute power to command parliament to convene and to disburse. It's not surprising that an authoritarian like Harper, facing no real threat, feels equally entitled and empowered.

All that's missing are the ermine and purple.

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