The Magna Carta Lecture

For anyone interested in seeing the text of the Magna Carta lecture I gave at Lincoln Cathedral on Friday, it can now be downloaded from the Cathedral website here.

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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2 Responses to The Magna Carta Lecture

  1. franksummers3ba says:

    Lord Norton,
    The name and location would indicate that it is quite the honor to be invited to give this lecture for one attached to Lincoln. ithought many of your points were very well made and was pleased that you managed without violence to the subject to make it proper to a Cathederal by my Roman Catholic (slightly influenced by Greek Orthodxy) standards in that you dealt with Church history and the Lords Spiritual in a significant way. I also always appreciate that you help to surpress further misunderstanding of the Senate by obliguely mentioning it and istitutions in the Commonwealth and Germany as well even if only in Generic terms. Setting all of the above and our years long quibble and squabble about definining “election” as the issue when in fact I see it as better to say frankly it serves justice and the common good by being undemocratic. I believe you supported the motion not to allow hereditaries to elect others to fill the spaces left by the deceased and I as you can guess was against all of this but you did mention family as one of the groups and I applaud this very much. Lords is quite certainly the institution in Britain which links most effectively so many Britons and in turn their international connections — your lecture ought to make that clear enough to any who listened to or will read it.

  2. Tory Boy says:

    Is it not against Erskine May/the privilege of being called an “Honourable Member”, to accuse another Member of Parliament of lying?

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