Tag Archives: Deputy Prime Minister

A temporary Prime Minister?

The media have been awash with stories of attempts to oust the Prime Minister and replace her with an interim Prime Minister.  There has been little comment on the constitutional propriety of such a move. Little literature exists on the … Continue reading

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What if the PM goes under the bus?

On Thursday, there was a parliamentary answer to a question from Conservative MP Peter Bone: Peter Bone: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what responsibilities he has in the event of that the Prime Minister is incapacitated and unable to … Continue reading

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Constitutional reform

On Wednesday, the Constitution Committee in the Lords took evidence on the Government’s constitutional reform programme.  We had a panel of Peter Riddell, Professor Robert Hazell and Professor Robert Blackburn.  It was extremely productive.   We covered fixed-term Parliaments, the referendum on … Continue reading

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Can’t be in two places at the same time…

Next Wednesday, the Deputy Prime Minister is giving evidence to the Constitution Committee in the Lords on the government’s constitutional reform agenda.  It’s the one Wednesday of the year that I cannot be in Westminster.  I have to be in Hull … Continue reading

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