13 Apr '11, 12am

Our reader says: "Give me a S'pore MP any day, rather than one from the US or UK." #SGelections

THE definition of a First World Parliament seems to refer to numbers rather than quality ('WP's goal: A First World Parliament'; Sunday). In the United States, a deadlock last week nearly shut down the government. American institutions of democracy and a First World Parliament did not stop the US or Britain from fighting a disastrous war in Iraq. The recent British general election has perhaps put the country on the road to permanent minority governments, like those in continental Europe. In Belgium, inter-party struggles have delayed the formation of a new government almost a year after its polls. A First World Parliament in Italy is now preventing the parties from abandoning a scandal-plagued prime minister. First World Parliaments in Iceland, Portugal, Ireland and Greece have brought the nations to the brink. The Israeli Parliament, held to ransom by tiny extremist part...

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