Charlie Angus wins at filibustering

by Aaron Wherry

Glen McGregor tallies the word counts from last week’s all-hours debate.

Charlie Angus proved himself the Filibuster Filler. He spoke more than 11,000 words, more than any other MP. To put that in context, Angus spoke for 41 times the length of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address … Angus’s words in the House were also, cumulatively, seven times longer than Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech on the Washington Mall.

The official transcript of the 68-hour day is now here.




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