knights of the shires


knights of the shires
«Рыцари графств», т. е. консервативные члены парламента от этих графств, в которых по традиции выбирали в парламент только консерваторов, в отличие от citizens (граждане) или burgesses (горожане), представляющих город, а ранее — университеты. Эти backbenchers (заднескамеечники) получают свой титул (Sir — сэр) от королевы по рекомендации премьер-министра за долгую и добросовестную службу партии. В настоящее время они становятся an endangered species (вымирающими).

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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