Friday, August 06, 2004

On Jesters...

According to Br. Matt of the Holy Whapping, it seems that the British Government are going to restore the office of Court Jester. Methinks, sirrah, that verily it speaketh volumes that this comes from the same administration that abolished the office of Lord Chancellor.
Matt also mentions several other bizzare offices. Personally, I've always been fascinated by the fact that British MPs are forbidden from resigning their seats, but should their vountary departure from parliament be neccesary, they can apply to take up a paid crown office which automatically leads to their exclusion from the House of Commons and a vacancy in their constituency. Two nominal offices are retained for the specific purpose of allowing MPs to effectively resign - the Stewardships of Chiltern Hundreds and Northstead Manor.

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