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Clegg before the committee

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, appeared before the Constitution Committee yesterday morning as part of our inquiry into the process of constitutional change.  Given the timing, we also explored the issue of Lords reform.  I was keen to put the debate … Continue reading

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Parliamentary wash-up

The parliamentary ‘wash-up’ is the period between the announcement of a general election and the end of the Parliament.  It occupies from two to four days and is used to try to get through the legislation that has not completed … Continue reading

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Referendums

Shortly before Parliament rose, the House of Lords Constitution Committee, of which I am a member, published its report on referendums in the UK.   The report not only provides recommendations on the use of referendums but is also an excellent pedagogic tool in … Continue reading

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