Monthly Archives: May 2017

Why those calling for a second EU referendum are their own worst enemies

Since the June 2016 referendum on membership of the EU, various supporters of remaining in the EU have called for a second referendum.  They are perfectly entitled to do so.  They obviously encounter opposition from supporters of leaving the EU, … Continue reading

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Reform of the Lords

I drew attention in a previous post to my forthcoming book, Reform of the House of Lords.  It is being published by Manchester University Press at the beginning of June.  It is a short introduction to the functions, history and approaches … Continue reading

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The winner…. An alternative Leader of the Opposition’s speech

The entries for the latest competition were notable for their quality.  Despite being few in number, I had difficulty selecting a winner.  The choice was between a speech that was effectively usable on future occasions – the sort of thing … Continue reading

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