Tag Archives: The Times

A labour of love…

Or a trip down memory lane… In an earlier post, I said how pleased I was to see that it was now possible to obtain copies of my first book, Dissension in the House of Commons 1945-74, in a softcover … Continue reading

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Joint Committee on the House of Lords Reform Draft Bill

Lord Richard As some readers have noticed, The Times on Friday carried a report identifying some of the peers who are to be nominated to serve on the Joint Committee on the House of Lords Reform Draft Bill.   It reported that I … Continue reading

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Letter to The Times

For those who don’t read The Times, it carried a letter of mine in today’s edition: Sir, William Waldegrave (“Why I refused to sign the ‘no to AV’ letter”, Opinion, Mar 31) makes the point that under AV one’s vote … Continue reading

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Keeping up with The Times

Another feature of The Times Guide to the House of Commons 2010 – not found in its predecessor volumes – is reference to MPs’ sexuality and relationships other than marriage.  Whereas one used to find reference in previous volumes to, … Continue reading

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A new guide

After every general election, The Times publishes its guide to the new House of Commons.  I have a complete set from 1945 onwards as well as copies (reprinted by Politico’s) for the 1910, 1911, 1919, 1929, 1931 and 1935 Houses.  … Continue reading

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Business leaders and the Lords

On Monday The Times held a forum of business leaders at County Hall and invited their views on policies that the coalition government should be pursuing.   The results of the forum were reported on Thursday. The participants’ main priorities related to the … Continue reading

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Missing the point

We seem to be going through a phase where people write to The Times detailing their pet schemes for the composition of the House of Lords.   We are told that members should be appointed on the basis of nomination by professional bodies, … Continue reading

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