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Bishop of Southwark welcomes call for a constitutional convention

On 17th July 2015 the Bishop of Southwark, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, spoke during the Second Reading debate of Lord Purvis of Tweed’s Constitutional Convention Bill… 935 more words


Debating the role of the second chamber

Having uploaded one video recently, I decided to follow it with another.  It is my speech in the debate on the report of the Joint Committee of the House of Lords Reform Bill in 2012.  90 more words

One Major Trouble with British Politics and an Idea for Improvement

Respect for politicians has never been lower and is getting even worse. Young people are disaffected with politics. Parties like UKIP become serious threats. The 2015 election campaign has been depressing.  1,000 more words


Cameron’s parliamentary challenge #2: Managing the Lords

As the fallout from the general election is dissected, some commentators have noted the challenges facing Cameron’s new government in managing the House of Commons with such small majority. 1,904 more words


The new government's constitutional reform agenda - and its challenges

Following the surprise election of a Conservative government with a small majority, Meg Russell and Robert Hazell offer an overview of the constitutional reforms which are likely to be prioritised and the associated difficulties that may arise. 1,667 more words


Enough is enough: Time to regulate prime ministerial appointments to the Lords

This week the Constitution Unit publishes a new report arguing that the time has come to regulate prime ministerial appointments to the House of Lords – to prevent the chamber’s size escalating further, and prevent government manipulating its membership. 1,787 more words