I heard one British tourist boast that his house was larger than the building that serves the world's oldest parliament
# It has the world's oldest parliament
, the Althingi, which was established in 930AD.
The Tynwald - from the Norse "Thing-Vollr", meaning Parliament Field - is the oldest parliament
in the world, with an unbroken existence and the ceremony includes the announcement of new laws in both English and Manx Gaelic.
Barbados has the third oldest Parliament
in the Commonwealth (after Westminster and Bermuda) and the continuity of its political institutions are a source of great national pride, evolving from the old colonial constitution (a type shared with original thirteen American colonies) to the vibrant two-party system of today.
The Isle of Man's Parliament, which meets at Tynwald, is the oldest Parliament
to take place on the same site each year, having been formed in 979.
The oldest parliament
member will be the new house speaker, but he does not get to decide about any issue.
The Tynwald,from the Norse meaning Parliament Field, is the oldest parliament
in the world, using both English and Manx Gaelic languages.
Iceland, for the crazy gray and lime-green landscape, geysers, one of the oldest parliaments
in the world, a lesbian prime minister (Johanna Sigurdardottir), and an economic comeback produced by supporting the people, not banks, and by investing more money in culture and social programs rather than making cutbacks.
That is not a way to run a whelk stall, let alone one of the oldest Parliaments
in the world."