Tag Archives: votes of confidence

A convention, yet not a convention….

I spoke yesterday in the Second Reading debate on the Scotland Bill.  You can read the speech here.  As you will see, I focused on the first two clauses, not least Clause 2, which seeks to put the Sewel convention … 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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Fixed-term Parliaments Act and votes of confidence

I mentioned in my previous post that my next publication to appear in print is my co-authored chapter on Parliament and the constitution.  However, it is not my next publication to appear.  As regular readers, will be aware, I have variously … Continue reading

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Fixed-term Parliaments and votes of confidence

Just over a week ago, I was speaking at a conference in Oxford held to discuss the passage and consequences of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.  My paper addressed the Act and votes of confidence.  There were notable changes in the … Continue reading

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Fixed-term Parliaments

I am working on material for Tuesday’s Second Reading debate on the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill.  The Bill itself was subject to a critical report by the Constitution Committee.  The report identified problems with the speed with which the Bill was … Continue reading

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Forthcoming…

The House sits today for swearing in of members (and the Commons for electing the Speaker), so we will begin the process of adapting to a new situation.   Apart from parliamentary work, I am in the middle of essay-marking, to … Continue reading

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