More to Life Than This

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However, no Parliament can pass laws that future Parliaments cannot change. [166] The UK has a parliamentary government based on the Westminster system that has been emulated around the world: a legacy of the British Empire. Some foreigners regard this word as racist. In journalism, the expression puu dee (ผู้ดี) meaning 'nobleman' is sometimes used to denote 'English'.[ citation needed ] These terms are also used to refer to England in unofficial contexts.

Pages: 438

Publisher: Sphere (January 1, 2013)

ISBN: B00AJ207RA

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