Vladimir Putin

Diefenbaker, John G.

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"His Majesty's Loyal Opposition" as a necessary part of our British Parliamentary system of government. Origins of the name "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition." The role of the Opposition. Some quotes regarding the function and nature of the Opposition. The speaker's view of the role and purpose of the Opposition. Views of the parliamentary majorities toward the Opposition, with quotes. The increase in responsibility of the Opposition. The one party state that exists in the absence of a strong Opposition, and the dangers inherent in such a situation. A description of Parliament by Quintin Hogg. The need for change in Parliament to meet the changing needs of a modern world, but the need for Parliament to be changeless in its concept and tradition.