Monthly Archives: April 2013

Available from all good bookshops…

The 2nd edition of Parliament in British Politics was published on Friday.   A book launch was held in the Politics Department on Thursday.  The picture shows some of the enthusiastic students holding up one of the flyers for the book.   … Continue reading

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It’s a book

The Voice of the Backbenchers – my history of the 1922 Committee – was launched on Tuesday at a reception, attended by the Prime Minister, to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1922 Committee.    It is published by the Conservative History … Continue reading

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Publication week

This week sees the publication of both the 2nd edition of Parliament in British Politics (Palgrave Macmillan) and my short monograph, The Voice of the Backbenchers. The 1922 Committee: the first 90 years, 1923-2013 (Conservative History Group).   To mark the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I have previously commented on the range of names by which I have been addressed in correspondence: ‘Mr Louth’, ‘Mr LNO Louth’, ‘Professor Norton of Louth’, ‘Mr Lord Norton of Louth’, ‘Lord Louth’ and so on.  Some of the salutations in … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher

There were two post-war Prime Ministers who presided over transformative governments: Clement Attlee and Margaret Thatcher.  In my typology of Prime Ministers, Attlee was a reformer,  implementing a radical programme drawn up by the party; Margaret Thatcher was an innovator, … Continue reading

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It may be a book…

Many thanks for all the suggestions as to how to describe my new publication on the 1922 Committee.  The entries were on a par with a caption competition (but without the prize!).  I rather liked the suggestions of describing it as … Continue reading

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Is it a book? Is it a pamphlet?

I signed off today the page proofs for my publication to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1922 Committee.   I’m delighted with the finished product.  However, I have a conundrum.  It is 86 pages in length.  Now, in my list … Continue reading

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