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John Bercow at Hull University

The Speaker, John Bercow, was in Hull today to deliver a Parliamentary Studies Lecture on ‘Why Parliament Matters’.  The University is one of twenty accredited for the delivery of such lectures by clerks of both Houses and the Speaker’s was … Continue reading

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Greatness thrust upon one…

Last night (Tuesday), there was a Speaker’s Lecture, in Speaker’s House, on the future of Energy, given by Caroline Flint MP and Drew Hendry MP.  The Speaker, John Bercow, normally presides, but on this occasion was not able to attend.   He … Continue reading

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30 years as a professor

This autumn marked the thirtieth anniversary of my appointment as Professor of Government at the University of Hull.  My claim to fame is that, when I was appointed, I was the youngest professor of politics in the country.  To mark … Continue reading

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I’m over here…

I attended this evening the latest of the Speaker’s Lectures on Parliament and Government given by David Blunkett in his capacity as a former Home Secretary.  At the last lecture, when I was sat at the back in the dark, … Continue reading

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I am not Sir Peter….

It has been a hectic day, as hectic as yesterday.  This evening I attended the latest lecture in the series of Speaker’s lectures on Parliament and Government, this one given by Sir Malcolm Rifkind.  It was, as one would expect, … Continue reading

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The Speaker’s lecture

A video of the lecture on parliamentary reform, given by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, at the University of Hull last month – one of the lectures given to mark the 50th anniversary of the Politics … Continue reading

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John Bercow on parliamentary reform

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow,  last night gave a lecture at the University of Hull, on ‘Parliamentary Reform’.  The lecture was organised as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the foundation of the Department of Politics and … Continue reading

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