I presently have four book chapters completed and awaiting publication (on the Englishness of Westminster, Margaret Thatcher as Leader of the Opposition, Constitutional Change and the Tensions of Liberal Democracy, and Coalition Cohesion) as well as an article, on a Conservative Narrative of Democracy, to be published in in Public Policy. I have just had a short piece, on Constitutional Reform under the Coalition, published in Crossbow and another due to appear in Politics Review on the same subject.
During the summer, I shall be working on chapters on the MP and Citizen in the UK, Patterns and Dynamics of Political Leadership in the Legislative Arena, and Britain in the EU. I shall also be getting on with preparing my lecture on the Parliament Act 1911, being given as the History of Parliament Annual Lecture in November. The principal task, though, will be completing a second edition of Parliament in British Politics. It is difficult to realise that it is now six years since the book was published.
This post, I should add, is as much for my benefit as anybody’s as it is to remind me of what I have to do. Well, the last part anyway.