Tag Archives: European integration

Why the Conservatives lost in 1997

Last Saturday, BBC Parliament replayed their coverage on election night of the 1997 general election.  Like their replays of coverage of other elections, such as that of 1979, I found it fascinating.  I was also struck by the explanations offered … Continue reading

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Conservative leaders and Europe

I have seen various report claiming that the issue of European integration has been responsible for bringing down Conservative Prime Ministers from Edward Heath onwards – and at least one also suggesting it brought down Harold Macmillan.  European integration has … Continue reading

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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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