April 3, 2014

Britain's Raucous Parliament Goes Idle

The Economist, The Economist

The Associated Press

HYPERACTIVITY is not a virtue in a legislature. Winston Churchill thought Parliament should meet for no more than five months a year. Texas enjoys relative freedom from red tape partly because its state legislature meets only every other year. If the European Parliament sat only once every two years, the continent’s regulation-infested economy might well be healthier. But Britain’s current parliament is taking indolence to rarely explored levels.

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