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Filibusters do occur in the UK parliament, though they are more difficult to effect than in the US Senate. Where, in Washington, you can simply read out names from a telephone directory, in Westminster that cannot happen. The same person must continue speaking (if they sit down a vote can be taken)on the subject at hand, and never deviate from it. And the ...


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Unlike the US, many countries have longer constitutions that are filled with provisions that shouldn't be in the constitution according to the US model. Until you consider that changing stuff in the constitution generally requires more votes than passing laws, so in essence it is "law stuff" that requires more than simple majority to change. These ...


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