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More on the Strathclyde Review

In a previous post, I drew attention to the limitations – indeed the dangers – of the review by Lord Strathclyde, published in December, of how the House of Lords deals with secondary legislation.  Two committees of the House have now … Continue reading

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When is a convention not a convention?

The Government, directly or indirectly, has recently sought to address two conventions of the constitution and to do something about them: in one case, supposedly to enforce the convention and in the other to put it in statute.  In the … Continue reading

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The nation fails to get excited…

Yesterday in the Lords, Lord Grocott asked the Government how many communications they had received from members of the public on the Government’s White Paper and draft House of Lords Reform Bill.  In answering, the Leader of the House, Lord … Continue reading

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White Paper and draft Bill

The Government today published its White Paper and House of Lords Reform Draft Bill.  It bears out my previous comments.  It is truly stunning in its apparent ignorance of history, the impact of electoral systems and indeed political reality.  It … Continue reading

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Moving forward

Peace appears to have broken out in the Lords.  This afternoon, the Leader of the House, Lord Strathclyde, announced that agreement had been reached through the usual channels on the timetable for committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and … Continue reading

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