Tag Archives: 1922 Committee

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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The 1922 Committee

For the past few months, what available research time I have had available has been devoted to research on the history of the 1922 Committee.  (I have previously done a post about the research on Lords of the Blog.)  The … Continue reading

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Oh dear again…

In last week’s Sunday Telegraph, Andrew Gilligan in writing about tensions in the coalition and the role of the 1922 Committee wrote: ‘More than one Tory MP reminded The Sunday Telegraph that the ’22 was formed as part of a … Continue reading

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