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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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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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Thatcher a failure?

I was in Leeds today to give a paper at a conference on Leaders of the Opposition.  I covered Margaret Thatcher.   There are two hypotheses as to the relationship between her period in Opposition (1975-79) and her time in Goverment (1979-1990).  One … Continue reading

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