Tag Archives: Nick Clegg

Should I be worried?

At  a recent meeting of the Constitution Committee in the House of Lords, when the Deputy Prime Minister appeared before the Committee, the following exchange took place: ‘Lord Lang of Monckton: Deputy Prime Minister, there is a substantially supported all-party … Continue reading

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More heat than light

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, and the Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Mark Harper, appeared before the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill last night.  It was something of a marathon meeting – two-and-a-half hours, albeit interrupted … Continue reading

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Questioning the Deputy PM

As ladytizzy has noticed – see her comment on the previous post – the Deputy Prime Minister gave evidence yesterday to the Constitution Committee.  It was his regular appearance in order to discuss constitutional change.   You can see his appearance here.  I came in … Continue reading

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Clegg before the committee

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, appeared before the Constitution Committee yesterday morning as part of our inquiry into the process of constitutional change.  Given the timing, we also explored the issue of Lords reform.  I was keen to put the debate … Continue reading

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As bad as one another…

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, appeared before the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee in the Commons on Thursday.  On the issue of the House of Lords, he followed the line taken by Hilary Benn earlier in the week, arguing … Continue reading

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Thursday notes

Thursday was even busier than Wednesday.  I didn’t even have the chance to do a pseudo-tweet!   In between a string of meetings seeing students and others, I met a delegation from the Japanese parliament – they were interested in the … 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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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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