The mother of parliaments (expression)
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The expression is often applied to the Parliament of the United Kingdom because of the adoption of the Westminster model of parliamentary democracy by many countries of the former British Empire.
- History of democracy
- History of parliamentarism
- Parliament in the Making
- Parliamentary system
- Prime minister
- Parliamentary sovereignty
- The History of Parliament
- Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, revised 4th ed, 1996, p. 141
- Parliament. CUP Archive. 1957. p. 517; "UK Politics: Talking Politics The 'Mother of Parliaments'". BBC Talking Politics. 3 June 1998. Retrieved 23 April 2016; "Full text of Obama's speech to UK parliament". CNN. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2016; "Britain and France Get Poor Marks in Democracy Ranking". Spiegel Online. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2016; "A Makeover for the Mother of Parliaments". The New York Times. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- Seidle, F. Leslie; Docherty, David C. (2003). Reforming parliamentary democracy. McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 3. ISBN 9780773525085.
- Julian Go (2007). "A Globalizing Constitutionalism?, Views from the Postcolony, 1945-2000". In Arjomand, Saïd Amir. Constitutionalism and political reconstruction. Brill. pp. 92–94. ISBN 9004151745; "How the Westminster Parliamentary System was exported around the World". University of Cambridge. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.