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Another myth… Michael Martin and the Speakership

The death of Lord Martin led to the media quite pervasively repeating the myth that was propagated at the time that he resigned the Speakership of the House of Commons, namely that, to quote one newspaper, he was ‘the first … Continue reading

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Oh dear

I am in the middle of marking undergraduate dissertations.  One student has just written that Michael Martin was the first Speaker to be forced out of office since Sir John Trevor in 1695.  Oh dear.  Send for the firing squad.  … Continue reading

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