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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

Vincent Ballard
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Re: So, to sum up. . .

The job of the Speaker is also to defend the House's privileges against the executive. The reason behind the theatre piece of dragging a newly elected Speaker to the chair is that back in the chair a number of them parted company with their heads shortly before dying.

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