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Filibuster

Filibuster

A delay tactic used to slow or entirely prevent something in either committee or the House from being passed or voted on. Through excessively long speeches or diatribes sometimes completely unrelated to the matter at hand, an MP or group of MPs do their best to prevent progress in the House from happening. This tactic has been extremely limited over time with the establishment of new rules on how long MPs can speak for.