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How does the moderator bring a proposal on a small church board?

On our church board has a custom that the pastor (who is the moderator of the elders board) may not make a motion. But recently he was assigned to do some work and bring back a proposal. 468 more words

Parliamentary Procedure

Political & Constitutional Reform Committee: Another Early Victim of the Great Liberal Defeat, 2015

The news has just broken that the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee has been abolished, following meetings between the party whips.

The Committee was established in 2010, mainly in order to scrutinise the work of the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who had responsibility for a host of reforms – so many, in fact, that he infamously suggested we’d get “ 363 more words


Could the SNP block a Labour Budget? No.

Please note that this blog piece was originally published on Colin Talbot’s personal blog on 20 April 2015, and is available here.

By Colin Talbot… 1,201 more words


The Speaker election row tells us two important things about parliament

Please note this blog piece was originally published on the Constitution Unit blog on 13 April 2014, available here.

On 26 March, its final sitting day, the House of Commons rejected government proposals to reform how the Speaker is elected at the start of the new parliament. 1,428 more words


Sectional Speaking Contest

The Cashton FFA Parli Pro team competed at Sectional Speaking Contest on Thursday, March 19th. They once again had to demonstrate the proper procedures in conducting a meeting according to Robert’s Rules of Order. 45 more words

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ALA MW 2015 - Council Actions and Why I Voted Against Condemning Libraries with Weapons Depots

You can now find the write up of actions taken by ALA Council at the 2015 Midwinter Meeting on ALA’s Council Actions page. There is one particular vote that I’d like to explain because I think it will get taken out of context. 777 more words


Simpler language in Parliament must go hand in hand with simpler processes

By Louise Thompson

One of the key targets outlined in last month’s Digital Democracy Commission report was that the House of Commons should make sure that everyone can understand what it does. 868 more words