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Friday, October 14, 2011

A Question of 140 Characters: British MPs Vote For Twitter

A glance at the Reporters' Gallery of the House of Commons indicates how rich and deep Britain's tradition of political satire runs. Sketch writers—journalists employed to distill their rare understanding of Westminster's doings and beings into intense bursts of snark—hog the front seats, craning to capture details that transform the thudding realities of parliamentary debate into comedy. They're a brilliant bunch but sometimes their efforts appear redundant. British parliamentarians are remarkably adept at sending up themselves.

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