Tag Archives: Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011

The winner…. An alternative Leader of the Opposition’s speech

The entries for the latest competition were notable for their quality.  Despite being few in number, I had difficulty selecting a winner.  The choice was between a speech that was effectively usable on future occasions – the sort of thing … Continue reading

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More on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

The Prime Minister has announced she will be asking the House of Commons tomorrow to vote for the motion ‘That there shall be an early parliamentary general election’.  She correctly stated the provisions of the Act.  She is thus ‘calling for’ … Continue reading

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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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