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Is the House of Commons becoming too powerful?

In my 2016 Michael Ryle Memorial Lecture, I developed the theme that for Parliament these are the best of times and the worst of times.  It was a theme to which I returned in my Daily Telegraph article earlier this … Continue reading

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The paradox facing the House of Commons

Today’s Daily Telegraph carried a lengthy article by me on the role of the Commons in the light of the Government defeats in the House this week in relation to Brexit. My argument, the core of which will be familiar … Continue reading

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A time for serious debate…

The Supreme Court has issued its judgment in the Miller case and the Government have introduced the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.  Those are statement of facts.   The judgment and the consequences are much debated.  The problem is that … Continue reading

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Constitution under pressure…

August was a busy month writing, whereas September has seen a shift from writing to speaking.  On 14 September, I was part of a panel (pictured right) at the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law seminar on … Continue reading

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