It seems the general consensus of the Colonies is that the American experiment, at least with regard to the country’s politics, has failed somewhat miserably.
When a member of Parliament — Dennis Skinner — took to the floor today to face British Prime Minister David Cameron on the revelations in the release of data from a Panamanian law firm that he was hiding cash offshore, it reminded us that perhaps it’s not to late to rejoin the empire.
It was a classic moment in British politics. Also, the MPs have better ties. And they show up for work.
Translated to U.S. Congress-speak, the MP said Cameron was his “good friend.”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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