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11.24 Speaker Martin processes into the House of Commons, for prayers.

Black Rod in central lobby waiting for Lord Chamberlain to wave his rod as a signal for Blach Rod to summon the Commons to the House of Lords (monarchs do not go to the House of Commons since the famous incident in the seventeenth century when King Charles I tried to arrest five members.

by Gary J on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 06:28:27 AM EST
Not that anyone bears a grudge for hundreds of years...
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 06:39:46 AM EST
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11.35 Commons door shut in his face.


Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 06:51:26 AM EST
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