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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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A Conservative view of the constitution

Earlier this month, I spoke to the Edinburgh University Philosophy Society on the Conservative view of the constitution. The photograph shows me with some of the officers of the Society following my talk. In large part, I drew on the … Continue reading

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Remembrance

When I was made an honorary Freeman of the City of Hull, the most frequently asked question was ‘Do you get to drive sheep across the Humber Bridge?’  The reality is that there are no rights or powers that attach … Continue reading

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Have paper, will travel…

My teaching and parliamentary work has been complemented in recent weeks by giving papers on different topics and in different venues. At the end of last month, I gave the inaugural lecture, on the subject of ‘The Classics and Parliament’, … Continue reading

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The academic known as…

I have previously drawn attention to the various novel ways that my name has been represented, usually by organisations that appear to have software programmes that cannot cope with my name.  I am used to Lord N. O. Louth, Lord … Continue reading

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