Tag Archives: Lord Fowler

Royal Assent

On Thursday of last week (23 January), Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans rose in the House of Commons to declare ‘I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her assent … Continue reading

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Portrait caption competition

I am conscious that it has been some months since I posted the last caption competition.  Now is probably a good time for a bit of light relief before I resume posts on serious issues, including reverting to some issues … Continue reading

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The grand unveiling

I have already done a post on the unveiling of my portrait last week.  Here is a shot of the actual event, just after the Lord Speaker, Lord Fowler, had performed the task.  He already knew what was coming, having … Continue reading

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Captured in oil

At the reception held at the House of Lords last December to mark the 30th anniversary of my appointment as Professor of Government at the University of Hull, two of my closest friends, both former students of mine, spoke.  Ken … 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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