BRIAN COSTAR: We have to use a number of terms
to fully define our system of government. We’re obviously a federation, we are a constitutional
monarchy, and we’re a representative democracy. Also we’re what’s known as a liberal democracy.
We’re one of the still relatively few countries in the world that is a fully fledged liberal
democracy. I think we rank about seventh of the democracies in terms of our standard of
liberal democracy which is quite high. The idea of Liberal democracy of course is to
retain majority rule which is what democracy is all about but to provide protection for
individual and minority rights. That’s the liberalism part of it.