Tag Archives: Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011

Here we go again…

Over the course of the past few weeks, given developments in respect of the EU, the Lords, and claims about Parliament by MP Mhairi Black, the media have been churning out claims that would do justice to Donald Trump.  Fact-checking is … Continue reading

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More myths….

Further to my earlier post on dispelling myths, I thought I would add a further two – although one encompasses a subject that will doubtless come as no surprise to regular readers. Keeping the European Communities Act 1972 on the statute book … Continue reading

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What is the royal prerogative?

The royal prerogative is a matter of some debate at the moment – notably in respect of triggering notification of the UK’s intention to leave the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union – but what is the royal prerogative? The prerogative comprises powers … Continue reading

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Repealing the Fixed-term Parliaments Act?

Some commentators, as I have previously noted, still appear to be unaware of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act and think that the PM can call a ‘snap’ election.  It is no longer in the gift of the PM to ask the … Continue reading

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Dispelling myths….

As regular readers will know, I have variously taken issue with claims that are incorrect, but which have continued to be recycled by commentators.  I suspect the problem is exacerbated nowadays by the fact that commercial pressures and a 24-hours … Continue reading

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An early general election?

What have John Humphreys, Frank Field, and friends of Boris Johnson got in common?  They all believe that a new Prime Minister could call an early general election.  John Humphreys raised the prospect of the PM going to the Palace … Continue reading

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Good start to the year…

The year has got off to a good start.  Two articles of mine are published this month as well as a book chapter.  This morning, I received the January issue of Parliamentary Affairs, which carries my article on ‘The Fixed-term Parliaments … Continue reading

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