GREAT BRITAIN: House of Loafers

Its membership—greater than that of any other legislative body in the World, seven times more numerous than the U. S. Senate.

Its quorum—three.

Its presiding officer—an odd fellow who technically does not sit in the chamber while he presides, but must be just outside within an imaginary circle on a large red cloth "sack" or wool-stuffed cushion.

Its work days—three a week, the members having furiously opposed a four-day week, though for laboring men they favor six toil days between Sundays.

Its hours—sittings begin at 4 p. m., ending...

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