Monthly Archives: August 2010

Another caption competition – Mandelson again

The previous caption competition, featuring Lord Mandelson, attracted some excellent entries.  The winning entry (or rather entries) was submitted by Ken Batty; he got the most votes, including his own.   Not being one to lose the opportunity to milk a … Continue reading

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It’s all new…

I am variously invited to comment on how the coalition is operating.  In the context of Parliament, it is a little early to say.  We are in a unique situation.  We have had coalition governments before (most recently 1940-45), we … Continue reading

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Coalition forming

I have noticed that the Parliament Channel has variously repeated the seminar held in June on the lessons to be learned from past coalitions in British history.  Three eminent historians spoke about previous coalitions.  I chaired, though as I was … Continue reading

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Hull’s finest – two years on

Some members of the BPLS graduating class of 2008 were clearly keen not to be left out of the display of Hull’s finest.  Two of them have sent me the photograph of that year’s graduating class.  As with past photographs, … Continue reading

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Garter King of Arms

I have written a post on Lords of the Blog about the death of Sir Peter Gwynn-Jones who until a few months ago was Garter King of Arms and, as such, responsible for agreeing titles and overseeing the introduction of new … Continue reading

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More photographs…

When I reported that the photograph I posted on ‘Hull’s finest – four years on’ was the last of those I had of Hull’s finest, that was before some graduates from other years decided they did not wish to be … Continue reading

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Caption competition – your vote

Feel free to express your view as to which entry you think should win the prize for best caption in the Peter Mandelson caption competition.  So far, Ken Batty with his multiple entries has the edge.  He’s probably already preparing his … Continue reading

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