Tag Archives: Lords Constitution Committee

In danger of becoming a Guardian reader?

I occasionally get cited in the press, more often than not in The Times or The Daily Telegraph.  On odd occasions, I get a mention (not necessarily helpful, as the recent example of Quentin Letts shows) in other newspapers.  However, references to … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg’s evidence

For those who may be interested in reading, rather than viewing, the Deputy Prime Minister’s evidence to the Constitution Committee last week, the uncorrected transcript (rather a good one) is available here.  A copy of his memorandum to the Committee … Continue reading

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Deputy PM before the Constitution Committee

As I mentioned in the previous post, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, gave evidence to the Constitution Committee on Wednesday on the Government’s programme of constitutional change. One of the issues I was keen to pursue with him was … Continue reading

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Super Tweets

A few mid-week pseudo-tweets.  I’ve termed them super tweets to cover the fact that they may well notably exceeed the maximum length of tweets… Monday.  Another intense teaching day.  Lunchtime lecture again precludes time for lunch.  Not so much of a … Continue reading

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Weekly reflections

A few pseudo-tweets on the past week: Monday.  Start of new semester and intensive teaching.  Lunchtime lecture between classes means no opportunity to get something to eat.  Lunch at 8.00 p.m. Tuesday.  First class return to London by Hull Trains is £230 … Continue reading

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Fixed-term Parliaments

The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee published on Friday a report on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, in time for the Second Reading of the Bill in the Commonds this afternoon. The report is highly critical, not so … Continue reading

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Constitutional reform

On Wednesday, the Constitution Committee in the Lords took evidence on the Government’s constitutional reform programme.  We had a panel of Peter Riddell, Professor Robert Hazell and Professor Robert Blackburn.  It was extremely productive.   We covered fixed-term Parliaments, the referendum on … Continue reading

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Can’t be in two places at the same time…

Next Wednesday, the Deputy Prime Minister is giving evidence to the Constitution Committee in the Lords on the government’s constitutional reform agenda.  It’s the one Wednesday of the year that I cannot be in Westminster.  I have to be in Hull … Continue reading

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