History also occurring in UK at the moment- for those of you unaware
Third most powerful person in UK relinquishes position- speaker of house of commons- landmark that hasn't occured for hundreds of years.
A vote of no confidence following mp's expense scandals and speakers role in limitation of freedom of information forced him into a positon which was governed by rule books of an archaic nature (since a vote of no confidence hasn't happened for such a long time). The speaker had the choice of staying, personally resigning, or being ordered to death by the queen.
mp's in the uk have faced unrelenting day after day criticism and public opinion and confidence in the government has collapsed in a serious and critical way. It is very likely that the government will be dissolved very soon and a snap election will be held. At the moment the UK effectively has no government. It can not function or do its duties and has no loyalties.
I think the government should be dissolved- the great british public are not pleased and will not be happy if this is not done. It will be a grave mistake if the government is not quickly dissolved.
The government hasn't been dissolved since 1653.
Oliver Cromwell's Speech on the Dissolution of the Long Parliament
Given to the House of Commons
20 April 1653
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!