Monthly Archives: April 2019

And the winners are…

There were, as usual, some imaginative and witty entries for the caption competition.  Some drew on regular themes (cakes tend to make an appearance, at least as the subject of the entry), others had a political tinge, and a number … Continue reading

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Time for a little distraction… the caption competition

It appears some readers, not least a number overseas, are conscious that I have not had held a caption competition recently.  Given all that has been happening recently, now may be the time for a little light relief. The picture … Continue reading

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What goes on behind the scenes…

In an earlier post, I drew attention to my article in Parliamentary Affairs on the importance of informal space in legislatures – places where members gather informally (dining and tea rooms, division lobbies, corridors) and in which discussion between MPs … Continue reading

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Brexit and the constitution

When I spoke in the Second Reading debate on the EU Referendum Bill in 2015, I noted that peers were not so much focusing on the content of the Bill as rehearsing the arguments they proposed to deploy in the … Continue reading

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