Monthly Archives: August 2010

Hull’s finest – four years on

This is the last of the photographs I have of the graduating class for British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) students (unless, that is, I am sent any more).  This is the graduating class in 2006, a rather select group.  … Continue reading

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Getting ahead of ourselves

One of the points that I made when I was speaking in Germany was that in the field of comparative legislative studies we now have much more data than ever before, enabling us to generalise to some extent, but the factual … Continue reading

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Hull’s finest – one year on

I have already published a picture of this year’s graduates in British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) at the University of Hull.  In archiving the photographs I mentioned in my recent post, I discovered I had a  picture of last year’s … Continue reading

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Poor chap

I cannot help but feel sorry for Adrian Bailey, the Labour MP for West Bromwich East, who is described in The Times Guide to the House of Commons 2010 as: ‘Unimpressive backbencher. Dull, even by the standards of librarians.’   Reflecting how … Continue reading

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Caption competition

I have just been filing some photographs that have been lingering for rather a long time as e-mail attachments.  There is rather a large number.  I thought I would share some of them with readers (no thanks necessary) and to begin … Continue reading

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Keeping up with The Times

Another feature of The Times Guide to the House of Commons 2010 – not found in its predecessor volumes – is reference to MPs’ sexuality and relationships other than marriage.  Whereas one used to find reference in previous volumes to, … Continue reading

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A new guide

After every general election, The Times publishes its guide to the new House of Commons.  I have a complete set from 1945 onwards as well as copies (reprinted by Politico’s) for the 1910, 1911, 1919, 1929, 1931 and 1935 Houses.  … Continue reading

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