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    Default Why does lion represent the British Parliament?

    Why does lion represent the British Parliament?

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    Default Re: Why does lion represent the British Parliament?

    It doesn't.

    The lion has been one of the emblems of the kings and queens of England/Scotland/Britain since Norman times, and some English/Scottish/British institutions, such as sports teams, have adopted a lion as their emblem.
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    Default Re: Why does lion represent the British Parliament?

    This is the UK Parliament emblem: http://www.andrewlansley.co.uk/image...iament_150.jpg

    Mind you, when I think of the British Government, this is what springs to mind: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$%28KGrHqEOKicE4qDhh,5%29BOLPqYMG-w~~_35.JPG

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    Default Re: Why does lion represent the British Parliament?

    Or indeed this: Clarabel's Photo | Lockerz

    Meanwhile, back at the thread, the lion (or sometimes the bull-dog) is a commonplace of cartoon drawing. I don't know why. Different countries are typically represented by particular animals. Russi is a bear. The USA is an eagle. Australia, for obvious reasons, is a kangaroo. China is a dragon. Argentina is a puma. These images come and go. I expect if a cartoonist wanted to represent the Arctic they'd use a polar bear. (I can see it now - a polar bear sunbathing -> global warming....)

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