Tag Archives: Campaign for an Effective Second Chamber

Making progress on reform

The House on Tuesday debated four motions relating to reform of the Lords.  The lead motion was moved by the Leader of the House, Baroness Stowell, recognising the case for incremental reform in dealing with the size of the House.  … Continue reading

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Different hats….

I hold several positions, with the result that I often find I have a fairly full diary as a result of working to fulfil them.  Yesterday was a day for rushing around as a result of wearing several hats.  In the morning … Continue reading

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The week in Westminster…

This week I am based almost wholly in Westminster, a combination of parliamentary business and the fact that students still working on projects are my students  in Westminster.   The teaching semester has finished in Hull. On Monday, it was a … Continue reading

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Busy week

It has been another of those weeks.  On Monday, it was a case of teaching and then travelling to Westminster later in the day.  I had a meeting with Zoltan Kovacs, the Hungarian Minister of State for Government Communication, who … Continue reading

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Thursday notes

Thursday was even busier than Wednesday.  I didn’t even have the chance to do a pseudo-tweet!   In between a string of meetings seeing students and others, I met a delegation from the Japanese parliament – they were interested in the … Continue reading

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The House of Lords – the challenges ahead…

The new year will present lots of challenges, not least for government.  The main challenge wil remain the economy.  However, for Parliament there is a challenge – somewhat parochial but of great constitutional importance – and that is the attempt … Continue reading

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