Tag Archives: 1911 Parliament Act

Lords reform: 1911 all over again….

Every so often, the issue of reforming the Lords comes to the fore.  In recent weeks, we have witnessed calls for reform or even abolition.  When I was interviewed for the BBC Week in Parliament programme last week, I made … Continue reading

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The Parliament Act in historical context

The New Year has got off to a good start with the arrival of my latest publication.  It is a chapter, ‘Parliament Act 1911 in its Historical Context’, published in Law in Politics, Politics in Law, edited by David Feldman … Continue reading

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History of Parliament annual lecture

I have just received my invitation to the eighth History of Parliament annual lecture, which is being given on 1 November.  It is probably superfluous for me to reply as I am the one giving the lecture.  The topic is … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Lecture

I delivered my lecture on Enoch Powell last night as one of the lectures organised by the Speaker, John Bercow, to mark the centenary of the passage of the 1911 Parliament Act.  I focused on Enoch Powell as parliamentarian and what … Continue reading

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