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Not the most compelling of arguments…

There were some excellent speeches in the Commons on Monday and Tuesday in the debate on the House of Lords Reform Bill.  There were also some that left one wondering why the person had bothered to speak.  One of the least compelling was … Continue reading

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Size matters

The House of Lords has recently lost three distinguished members: the philosopher and former president of Trinity College Oxford, Lord Quinton, the former Cabinet minister Lord Walker of Worcester, and the businessman Lord Laing of Dunphail (a very succesful business … Continue reading

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Post-dissolution

Dave H asks what happens after dissolution.  Are members excluded from the Palace of Westminster?  What do peers do during dissolution?  MPs and their staff are excluded from the Palace, not least because since 5.00 p.m .today – when Parliament was … Continue reading

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