Tag Archives: Backbench Business Committee

Why was there a referendum?

In the post-war era, the issue of European integration has been a fault line of British politics.  Both main parties have been divided internally  and both have changed their stance on the issue.  However, there has been no formal requirement … Continue reading

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Who controls backbench time?

On the continuing theme of ownership of process, Barry Winetrobe has an interesting post on the Dale & Co blog as to who controls backbench time in the House of Commons.  The Backbench Business Committee may have selected for debate … Continue reading

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The confusion continues…

The Hull Daily Mail is encouraging people to sign a petition on the Government’s e-petition website calling for action on jobs being lost at the BAE plant in Brough.   They report that, if 100,000 people sign the petition, the Government … Continue reading

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Developing links

As I have already mentioned in a post on Lords of the Blog, a good part of my time this week has been devoted to considerng the relationship between Parliament and the public.  On Wednesday, I attended a seminar organised … Continue reading

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