Monthly Archives: November 2019

Is This The End Of The Road For The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011?

Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m not a fan of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. I think it was a cynical ploy to stabilize David Cameron’s coalition government, and it has done far more harm than good. … Continue reading

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Link: Declarations Of War, The State, And Parliament

One of the folks I follow on Twitter, Benjamin Lewis, has recently started a blog on the British constitution (and astronomy, to boot!). His first posts provide a fascinating look at various state documents relating to the declarations of war … Continue reading

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A New Tradition? The Lord Chancellor And Royal Approbation Of The Speaker

Today, the House of Commons chose Sir Lindsay Hoyle as their Speaker following John Bercow’s resignation. As is customary, Sir Lindsay’s election had to be confirmed by the Queen before he could formally take the Chair. Like prorogation and royal … Continue reading

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