Tag Archives: Westminster Hall

Meeting the Queen

To mark her Diamond Jubilee, the Queen addressed members of both Houses of Parliament yesterday in Westminster Hall.   Her speech was short, balanced, included some jokes and what some may regard as a dig at Parliament for the sheer volume of … Continue reading

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Meeting the President

Hull University Politics Department produces eagle-eyed graduates.  One of them, Andrew Barrett, spotted this picture of me being introduced to President Obama.   You can see the back of the head of the Speaker, John Bercow, on  the right of the picture.  … Continue reading

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Where am I?

This is the only picture I have seen so far of those attending the speech in Westminster Hall by President Obama and where I can see the back of my head.  Anyone with a few minutes to waste is invited … Continue reading

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Reforming State Opening?

The State Opening of Parliament takes place on Tuesday 25 May.  It will follow a procedure that is long established.  The practice of the ceremony taking place in the House of Lords was established in 1536.  The practice of summoning … Continue reading

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