New concerns surround the government’s increased use of legislative powers to bypass the parliament and create laws that cannot be amended or overturned. The federal government has embedded special powers in new Covid-19 laws to make unilateral changes to non-pandemic-related legislation, using what are known as ‘Henry VIII clauses’ – named for the unchecked power they involve.
The River Spree.
The president of the United States.
Halle Berry. (Bonus points: Jane Seymour; Honor Blackman; Eva Green.)
Pope John Paul II.
This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Oct 4, 2014 as "What do people suffering from acrophobia fear?".
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