Monthly Archives: March 2012

Caption competition – the giant hat of cleverness

As regular readers may recall, my 25 years as professor of government at the University of Hull were celebrated at the end of last year at receptions in both the House of Lords and the University.   My colleagues in the … Continue reading

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On the move…

It’s been one of those weeks.  I’ve hardly had a spare moment, hence the dearth of posts in recent days.  Yesterday was particularly fraught.  I was scheduled to lecture at Wroxton College, in Oxfordshire, in the morning, and would normally … Continue reading

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Was it something I said?

For the second year running, The Times forgot my birthday.  Perhaps they thought they were doing me a kindness. I decided this year that I would get myself a present.  So I treated myself to a season ticket for parking at … Continue reading

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A new milestone

The previous post was apparently my 400th since starting this blog.   Given that the blog has been running for just under two years, that averages out at about four posts per week.

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A dying breed

I have posted a quick note on Lords of the Blog about the death of Norman St John-Stevas, the Lord St John of Fawsley.  Though frail, he was intellectually alert to the end and continued attending the Lords.  He was … Continue reading

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Reform but don’t elect

I had a short article in today’s conservativehome making the case for reform and against election of the House of Lords.   You can read it here.  It contains no particular surprises for regular readers.

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