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Recall of Parliament

Last Friday, both Houses were recalled to discuss military action in Iraq.  When the recall was announced on Wednesday, I spent some time correcting media reports that the Speaker had authorised the recall of Parliament.  The Speaker can only authorise the recall … Continue reading

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Diversity

I speak fairly regularly at schools as part of the ‘Peers in Schools’ programme.  If I don’t mention it in my talk, pupils will often ask about the gender, ethnicity or socio-economic background of peers.  On one recent visit, a … Continue reading

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