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The big man

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7267.1029/a (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1029
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    In a small country with a new parliament there was a big man. The big man was quite important in the new parliament. In fact he was the leader. And long before that, when most people in the small country thought it didn't need a parliament, he had worked hard and talked to a lot of people to persuade them that it did.

    So when the people voted they got a parliament. On its first day the Queen came to open it. Everyone cheered, and the …

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