Caption competition for November

Lord Norton UNI_3017 copyPicture by Mike Park, university photographer.

Today we had a lecture, on legislation, delivered by David Slater, a clerk in the Public Bill Office in the House of Commons.  It is one in a series provided by Parliament, Hull being one of thirteen universities selected to host such events.  In our case, the lectures complement our existing teaching on Parliament.  During the question and answer session, I chipped in with various observations.  The picture shows me making a point.  Can you come up with an appropriate caption?  The reader who provides one that in my opinion is especially apt and amusing will win a copy of one of my books – as well as the kudos of winning.

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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20 Responses to Caption competition for November

  1. “Reform of the legislative process, and growing use of IT at Westminster, means that the average Bill bundle is down to about this size.”

  2. Matt Korris says:

    Lord Norton shows students his copy of the British constitution.

  3. Lord Norton explains the slight of hand required to get legislation passed.

  4. Bethany Hudson says:

    Lord Norton regrets thinking that using the ‘Big fish, little fish, cardboard box’ hand manoeuvre was an effective way of engaging students in a talk about the size of legislative bundles.

  5. Gerry McMahon says:

    Lord Norton at the precise moment both the hat and the rabbit vanished in full view of the captive audience.

  6. Sheldon Howcroft says:

    Let’s just pause for one moment, did I tell you about the fish I caught in the River Hull last week. I kid you not, it was this big.

  7. maude elwes says:

    ‘Never forget, no matter what parliamentarians may tell you, be assured, size matters.’

  8. Tony Sands says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I am quite confident that after another decade of detailed discussion and work in committee, the coalition partners will be this close to agreement on the issue of House of Lords reform.

  9. Maria F says:

    “Please Hoederer. One can govern innocently without having their hands dirty up to their elbow. See!”

  10. Mark Shephard says:

    Lord Norton selects Little Eva’s ‘Locomotion’ at the karaoke replete with dance moves.

  11. D F Rostron says:

    Is the left trying to be a mirror image of the right, I refer to the House of Commons, not my hands

  12. maude elwes says:

    Had a heated debate with the photographer, he wanted a thumbnail, I felt it should be a poster, so to compromise we settled for this. Irritated me no end.

  13. Michael says:

    And here are the Jazz hands…

  14. Tony Sands says:

    I could hardly claim parliamentary expenses for pet accommodation. My cat takes up about this much space!
    But extra accommodation for storing reading materials .. that could be an idea.

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