Parliament isn’t only a talking-shop, as we’ve tried to show in some of the programmes in this series, but it is at least a talking-shop. After all, the word Parliament itself — ‘Parlement’ in French — originally meant speaking or talking or conversing. And most people, when they think of Parliament, probably have mainly in mind the debates that go on there.
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