Monthly Archives: November 2011

Restoration of the Personal Union of the Crowns of Scotland and England


Alex Salmond, the current First Minister of Scotland, and his Scottish National Party won a parliamentary majority earlier this year – a significant first for the new Scottish Parliament and its mixed member proportional electoral system. The Scottish National Party … Continue reading

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The Liberals Adopt Primaries for Selecting Next Leader?


The Globe and Mail reported today that the Liberal Party will elect its next leader by “US-style primary,” which conceals the different types of primaries that the various American states use: open, closed, jungle, etc. Judging by Ibbitson’s description, the … Continue reading

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