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Debating the constitution…

On Monday, the Lords debated reports from the Constitution Committee on The Union and Devolution and Inter-Governmental Relations in the UK.  I spoke and used the occasion to pick up on a theme common to both, namely the failure of … Continue reading

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Implications of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has now been introduced and the Commons is having a two-day debate on Second Reading.  There are as yet no Commons select committees set up and membership agreed (unlike in the Lords, where all committees … Continue reading

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A tragic week

The security services do a remarkable job and have managed to prevent a number of attacks on Parliament.  There is always the danger that one or more will succeed.  Wednesday saw such an attack, with a tragic loss of lives.   Whenever … Continue reading

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The Great Repeal Bill

Much attention is presently focused on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill as it makes its way through Parliament.  However, the most substantial work for Parliament will come later.  The Government proposes to introduce a ‘Great Repeal Bill’ next … Continue reading

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Inside and outside the chamber

A great deal of parliamentary work takes place away from the chamber.  My regular activity tends to be committee focused.  Chamber activity tends to vary depending on the business.  Subjects that fall within my areas of interest can be rather … Continue reading

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Constitution under pressure…

August was a busy month writing, whereas September has seen a shift from writing to speaking.  On 14 September, I was part of a panel (pictured right) at the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law seminar on … Continue reading

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Busy day…

It has been a fairly hectic day.  The morning was devoted to committee work.  At 9.30 I had a meeting of the Joint Committee on the Voter Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill – we took evidence from former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay … Continue reading

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