The Monarchist reported a couple of weeks ago on the 10th anniversary of Their Lordships' approval of the House of Lords Act 1999.
Today is the 10th anniversary of this infamous act's Royal Assent.
November 11 is also the anniversary of the guns of the Great War falling silent, and thus it is the anniversary of the armed conflict part of the crusade to make the world safe for democracy. It was on this very same day that the Emperor of Austria signed a declaration of renunciation of power.
November 11 is too the anniversary of the famous quote from Winston Churchill:
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.Yet, few know that Winston Churchill was speaking against what would become Parliament Act 1949 in the speech that quote is from. Winston Churchill in that same speech explicitly supported the Parliament Act 1911, which he had been an active parliamentary supporter of at the time of its debate.
November 11 thus becomes an important date in democracy's march forward. Unfortunately, on that march, decency and liberty are at the boot heels.