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The Rathbone Lecture

I much appreciate the comments I have received on the Speaker’s Lecture I gave on Tuesday on the subject of Eleanor Rathbone (pictured) and which was broadcast last night on BBC Parliament.  I tend not to like watching myself on television – … Continue reading

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Addressing constitutional issues…

After the result of the referendum in Scotland, there is much discussion as to what steps to take now to address constitutional issues.  I have variously made the case for a constitutional convention to make sense of where we are … Continue reading

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New Year viewing as well…

A friend ‘phoned to say that he had got up rather late on New Year’s Day and switched on the television only to see me on the screen.  It was the History of Parliament lecture.  He seemed to think it was … Continue reading

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Christmas viewing

My 1911 Centenary Lecture on Enoch Powell was included in the BBC Parliament Channel’s summer loop for the period that Parliament was in recess.  I see that my History of Parliament Lecture on the Parliament Act 1911 is included in … Continue reading

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The value of Democracy Live

The BBC Democracy Live site is a recent creation and its significance has yet to be fully appreciated.  It strikes me as an invaluable tool for members of the public to see what is happening in the Commons, Lords, Scottish … Continue reading

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Summer loop

Earlier this year, I recorded an interview for the BBC Parliament Channel on the 1911 Parliament Act and the history of reform of the House of Lords.  I see that parts of the interview have been used in two programmes, … Continue reading

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Powell Lecture on iPlayer

For anyone who would like to see the lecture on Enoch Powell, it is now available from BBC Parliament on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0122hdn/1911_Centenary_Lecture_Enoch_Powell/

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