Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 15:24 | SYDNEY
Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 15:24 | SYDNEY

We could learn from the House of Commons


Sam Roggeveen


5 June 2008 13:01

How come the Brits are seen as stuffy and priggish, while we think of ourselves as the knockabout types? The unfairness of this is apparent on the cricket field: not only are our players far more dour and joyless, but so are our umpires, compared to the English. And what of the parliament? Our House of Representatives has a reputation for being a bearpit, but our Question Time is nowhere near as free-flowing, exuberant and downright democratic as this (h/t Sullivan):