Tag Archives: 1922 Committee

If it’s Wednesday, it must be Liverpool…

The semester has ended.  Some people appear to think this mean academics can have a quieter time.  If only.  The only difference for me is that once the semester ends, life becomes somewhat more varied and peripatetic.  I still have … Continue reading

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The political organisation of Parliament

I realise I did not do a post about another recent publication of mine.  This redresses that oversight.  I have a chapter on ‘The political organisation of Parliament’, in Exploring Parliament, edited by Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Louise Thompson.  The book, … Continue reading

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Inside and outside the chamber

A great deal of parliamentary work takes place away from the chamber.  My regular activity tends to be committee focused.  Chamber activity tends to vary depending on the business.  Subjects that fall within my areas of interest can be rather … Continue reading

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Dispelling myths….

As regular readers will know, I have variously taken issue with claims that are incorrect, but which have continued to be recycled by commentators.  I suspect the problem is exacerbated nowadays by the fact that commercial pressures and a 24-hours … Continue reading

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It’s a book

The Voice of the Backbenchers – my history of the 1922 Committee – was launched on Tuesday at a reception, attended by the Prime Minister, to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1922 Committee.    It is published by the Conservative History … Continue reading

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It may be a book…

Many thanks for all the suggestions as to how to describe my new publication on the 1922 Committee.  The entries were on a par with a caption competition (but without the prize!).  I rather liked the suggestions of describing it as … Continue reading

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Is it a book? Is it a pamphlet?

I signed off today the page proofs for my publication to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1922 Committee.   I’m delighted with the finished product.  However, I have a conundrum.  It is 86 pages in length.  Now, in my list … Continue reading

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