Tag Archives: Daily Telegraph

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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The Lords deserve better…

The Electoral Reform Society has published a short document entitled House of Lords: Fact vs Fiction, which claims to shatter myths about the House of Lords.  It does no such thing.  ‘Far from being a chamber of experts’, it declares, … Continue reading

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A leading political commentator? Moi?

I am not used to appearing in lists of people who are the leading figures in this or that field.  I think one can safely assume I am not going to be a candidate for anything to do with money, … Continue reading

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A free press?

I have already done a short post on Lords of the Blog about my stance on press regulation.  I am instinctively wary of the state limiting the freedom of the press.  I was invited to sign a letter on the … Continue reading

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Another oh dear….

On Thursday, The Daily Telegraph carried a story on peers’ expenses.  You can read the story here.  Have a look at it and see if you can identify why it merits an ‘oh dear’ award.   A lordly commendation awaits the first … Continue reading

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Ministerial training

Jeff Randall at the Daily Telegraph has written an amusing article assessing the peformance of the pupils in what he calls ‘Cabinet College’.  However, there is a serious aspect to study by ministers.  Most have had no previous ministerial experience.  I … Continue reading

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Seeing the light

There is an excellent article in today’s Daily Telegraph written by Ferdinand Mount explaining why he was wrong to support proportional representation:   “It took me several decades to fall in love with electoral reform. It has taken me less than … Continue reading

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