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John Barritt

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  • Time to move on from Westminster
    Aug 6, 2020 9:20 am

    Time to move on from Westminster

    Checks and balances in the Westminster model are one thing; opportunities for collaboration are quite another. It is just a matter of creating the necessary vehicles to make it possible. Probably the most familiar of which are joint select...

  • A celebration of checks and balances
    Aug 4, 2020 8:00 am

    A celebration of checks and balances

    Oversight of the Executive is one of the key roles that the Legislature is expected to play in the Westminster system of government. Collectively, members serve as a critical part of the checks and balances the Legislature provides on the...

  • The ultimate parliamentary deterrent
    Aug 3, 2020 8:00 am

    The ultimate parliamentary deterrent

    The drive for further political reform continued after 1968 and the adoption of a written constitution by British order. But change came slowly.

    There was the unresolved, unfinished business of the electoral system and whether parish-based,...

  • Happy 400th: a long and mostly uphill journey
    Aug 1, 2020 8:00 am

    Happy 400th: a long and mostly uphill journey

    Every cloud has a silver lining, and the same may be said to be true of hurricanes that we have had to endure over the years — and now the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Whatever our differences, we find a way to come together and confront the...

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