Monthly Archives: March 2015

21 years of editorship

 Just over 21 years ago, I met the publisher Frank Cass to discuss the possibility of starting a new journal in the field of legislative studies.  I felt there was a need for such a journal, especially one that was not … Continue reading

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Achieving change in the Lords

The final legislative business of the House of Lords last Thursday, prior to prorogation, was Royal Assent to several Bills.  These included what is now the House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act.  This gives the House the power to expel … Continue reading

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Fixed-term Parliaments Act and votes of confidence

I mentioned in my previous post that my next publication to appear in print is my co-authored chapter on Parliament and the constitution.  However, it is not my next publication to appear.  As regular readers, will be aware, I have variously … Continue reading

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Parliament and the Constitution

My next publication in print will be a chapter, co-authored with Louise Thompson, on Parliament and the Constitution, which is to appear in Matt Beech and Simon Lee (eds), The Conservative-Liberal Coalition: Examining the Cameron-Clegg Government.  The book is being published next month by Palgrave … Continue reading

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The Coalition Effect

I have a number of articles and chapters now in the process of being published.  I have already drawn attention to my chapter on the oratory of Enoch Powell.  Another chapter is on the Conservative Party during the period of … Continue reading

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And then ‘I moonwalk’…

Many thanks to all those who entered the latest caption competition.  The entries were notable for their quantity and quality.  The picture clearly lent itself to some innovative and witty contributions.  Most entries focused on my hand gesture.  Some readers, … Continue reading

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The oratory of Enoch Powell

My paper on the oratory of Enoch Powell has now been published in the volume Conservative orators from Baldwin to Cameron, edited by Richard Hayton and Andrew S. Crines.  In the chapter, I utilise the three modes that form the … Continue reading

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