Monthly Archives: December 2020

The challenge facing Parliament in 2021

The restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster remains a major issue, the latest possibility being touted that, in order to reduce costs, the two Houses should share the same building after they have decanted the Palace.  I can … Continue reading

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The arrogance that threatens politics

When giving talks about Parliament, I open by saying that Parliament matters because politics matter.  Politics is the resolution of disputes about policy that is to apply to a particular community.  If there is unanimity, there is no politics.  If a … Continue reading

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Problems of a hybrid House – 3

Although we now have hybrid, rather than virtual, sittings, the House suffers from the fact that most peers necessarily contribute to proceedings virtually.  No more than thirty members can be in the chamber at any one time.  A result of … Continue reading

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