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The English or the Scottish Question?

On Saturday, I spoke at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh to the Scottish and Northern England branch of the Hull University Alumni Association.  The talk was titled ‘The Scottish or the English Question? The future of the Union’.  I … Continue reading

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Travelling closer to home

It has been a busy week, which is why blogging has been light.  This evening, the House is siting late – it is now gone 11.00 p.m. and we have had five votes during the course of the evening (the … Continue reading

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Welcome – caption competition

Today was taken up with a University Open Day.  There was a good turnout of potential applicants and my colleagues and I were kept busy explaining what we had to offer.  Here’s a picture of me, looking keen and ready for … Continue reading

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The day Mrs T resigned…

One of our graduates, Warren Morgan, has been in touch to share his reminiscences of one particular class way back in 1990: “My claim to fame in the Politics Dept is that I was giving a presentation in one of … Continue reading

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Yet more pictures….

A couple more pictures from the reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Politics Department and to show what some of our graduates are doing. The first picture shows Jonathan Calland, who is now a senior … Continue reading

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The BBC – looking the other way

Last night, the BBC Panorama programme looked at how some bodies seek to get round the minimum wage legislation.  It ended by referring to MPs who utilise unpaid interns and for some reason cited Hull students on placement at Westminster, using one Hull graduate … Continue reading

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Students make a mark

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, John Lyon, is among the regular speakers at the seminars held in Westminster for Hull politics students on placement.  Other speakers usually include the Lord Speaker, Black Rod, and the Serjeant at Arms. The Parliamentary … Continue reading

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Another hectic week

I have just finished invigilating an examination.  This is the closest I suspect I will get this week to a period of relative quiet.  The rest of the week will be spent dashing between Westminster (the continuing saga of the … Continue reading

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Hull University – as recommended by the House of Lords

I was in the House yesterday for the continuing committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill.  I contributed to discussion on some amendments, though at one point my mere presence appeared sufficient to engender tributes to the … Continue reading

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Weekly reflections

A few pseudo-tweets on the past week: Monday.  Start of new semester and intensive teaching.  Lunchtime lecture between classes means no opportunity to get something to eat.  Lunch at 8.00 p.m. Tuesday.  First class return to London by Hull Trains is £230 … Continue reading

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