Monthly Archives: December 2018

More on you-know-what… The Fixed-term Parliaments Act

Readers would probably feel there was a gap in their Yuletide celebrations if I failed to post another missive on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act. Events before Christmas – indeed during Christmas – could have been especially difficult had Jeremy Corbyn … Continue reading

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Is the House of Commons becoming too powerful?

In my 2016 Michael Ryle Memorial Lecture, I developed the theme that for Parliament these are the best of times and the worst of times.  It was a theme to which I returned in my Daily Telegraph article earlier this … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – from all of me

Merry Christmas to readers. I trust you have the opportunity to relax and find some peace. As regular readers will be aware, I receive correspondence that addresses me in different forms. My recent post on the subject identified perhaps the … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

It seems some people still have not grasped the contents of the Fixed-term Parliaments 2011. The BBC has published an article on unlikely scenarios to break the Brexit deadlock. One comes from former MP George Galloway, who is quoted as … Continue reading

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The paradox facing the House of Commons

Today’s Daily Telegraph carried a lengthy article by me on the role of the Commons in the light of the Government defeats in the House this week in relation to Brexit. My argument, the core of which will be familiar … Continue reading

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