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Bringing back memories – my first book…

Reform of the House of Lords, being published in June, will be my 32nd book (or the 43rd if you include new editions).  My first, Dissension in the House of Commons 1945-74, was published by Macmillan in 1975.  It was a  643-page volume, … Continue reading

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The independence of MPs

There were some very productive sessions at the annual Study of Parliament Conference in Oxford at the weekend.  One was on the socialisation of parliamentarians.  I have already done a post on Lords of the Blog  on the socialisation of … Continue reading

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The nature of opposition

In my talk at the seminar at the French National Assembly last week, I spoke on the nature of parliamentary opposition.  I addressed the nature of opposition and the differing configurations it may take within a legislature: the Opposition, a combination … Continue reading

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Coalition cohesion

I was at the University of Leeds on Monday, to give a paper on ‘Coalition cohesion’, at a conference on Cameron and the Conservatives: The Transition to Coalition Government.  With the creation  of a coalition, there are two dimensions to … Continue reading

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