Monthly Archives: May 2012

Debating the Queen’s Speech

I have just done a post on Lords of the Blog about the State Opening of Parliament.  It was the usual grand occasion.  One of the themes was constitutional reform, though the reference to reform of the House of Lords … Continue reading

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The Conservative challenge

There is much media discussion as to what the Prime Minister needs to do to restore the fortunes of the Conservative Party.  Various strategies are being proferred: take a more robust line on this or that policy, move the party … Continue reading

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Do we need to tighten voting procedures?

Turnout at yesterday’s local elections is estimated to be about 32 per cent, the lowest for twelve years.  The danger is that this may further encourage demands to make it easier to vote.  We have already introduced procedures to make … Continue reading

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Debating the Lords

The House yesterday and this morning debated the report of the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill.  In practice, the report was somewhat overshadowed by the Alternative Report, signed by twelve of us who served on … Continue reading

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