Tag Archives: Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011

Some problems of the constitution

I have just signed a contract with Manchester University Press for a book entitled Governing Britain: Parliament, ministers and our ambiguous constitution. It is designed, as may be inferred from the title, to address uncertainties, or conundrums, in our constitutional … Continue reading

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Yet more on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act…

The saga of media misunderstanding of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act continues…. Recently, The Times carried a report asserting that, if the Government was defeated on a Queen’s Speech, both main parties would have 14-days within which to form a government … Continue reading

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More on you-know-what… The Fixed-term Parliaments Act

Readers would probably feel there was a gap in their Yuletide celebrations if I failed to post another missive on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act. Events before Christmas – indeed during Christmas – could have been especially difficult had Jeremy Corbyn … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

It seems some people still have not grasped the contents of the Fixed-term Parliaments 2011. The BBC has published an article on unlikely scenarios to break the Brexit deadlock. One comes from former MP George Galloway, who is quoted as … Continue reading

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Caption competition: the winner

Time to announce the winner of the latest caption competition.  I fear Dean B may have been on tenterhooks for some time.  There were some splendid entries.  Some were related to the attempt to get people to wave hands rather … Continue reading

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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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