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Who holds referendums?

I was somewhat surprised that the Queen’s Speech contained the statement ‘My Government will hold a referendum on membership of the European Union’.   My concern is the terminology.  The Government may propose a referendum, but has no power of its own … Continue reading

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Baldwin in 1924

The  BBC News website carries a  briefing on Election 2015: Q&A – what happens if no one wins?  Although useful, it contains a few errors or questionable interpretations.  In particular, it says ‘The prime minister could resign, after being defeated … Continue reading

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Over here, Your Majesty….

For the State Opening of Parliament, the chamber of the House of Lords is completely reconfigured.  The Table is removed, a boxed seating area for the Diplomatic Corps created, and the bar of the House brought forward to create more … Continue reading

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