Author Archives: Lord Norton

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords

Addressing constitutional issues…

After the result of the referendum in Scotland, there is much discussion as to what steps to take now to address constitutional issues.  I have variously made the case for a constitutional convention to make sense of where we are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The constitution in more flux?

Just over thirty years ago I published a book on the constitution entitled The Constitution in Flux.  It was on the reading lists of many law as well as politics courses for years.  One reviewer described the work as prophetic.   I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 18 Comments

A split personality?

No sooner had I written a post about the mail I receive with unusual renderings of my name than I get a letter addressed to ‘Lord Norton, Professor Philip Norton MP’. It is possible for someone who has been in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

Who do they think I am?

I have previously drawn attention to the variety of names by which I am addressed in mail (Prof L N O Louth, Lord Norton O Louth and the like).  I had a new one this week.  I received a letter … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

August is the month for writing….

It used to be the case that the summer vacation provided two or three months for serious writing.  Nowadays, because the House of Lords tends to sit until late July and the academic year starts in September (with plenty of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The August winner is…

It’s now September, so I had better announce the winner of the August caption competition.  The entries were notable for their number and their quality.  There were some highly inventive as well as extremely witty contributions, so much so that it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

August caption competition

A combination of parliamentary duties and marking have kept me occupied.  Now I’m just embarking on my summer writing – see my earlier post – which will keep me busy this month.  Realising we are already well into August, I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 26 Comments