Monthly Archives: February 2016

When is a convention not a convention?

The Government, directly or indirectly, has recently sought to address two conventions of the constitution and to do something about them: in one case, supposedly to enforce the convention and in the other to put it in statute.  In the … Continue reading

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The difficult correspondence

I have commented on the number of letters received in the Palace of Westminster, but I have not discussed the nature of some of the correspondence we receive.  There is a problem not only in coping with the sheer volume, … Continue reading

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Anniversaries ahoy

I am not very good at remembering anniversaries.  Each year, I think I ought to have a little celebration on 1 August – the date on which I became a peer – but then 1 August comes and goes and … Continue reading

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