Tag Archives: House of Commons

Government Ditches Plans To Curb Lords’ Powers

In a move that should surprise no one, the Government has decided that it will not try to abolish the House of Lords’ veto over statutory instruments. While the Parliament Act 1911 removed the Lords’ veto over Acts of Parliament, it did not make … Continue reading

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Are MPs Really A Threat To Brexit?

In the aftermath of the High Court’s Brexit ruling, many Leavers have expressed their fears that pro-EU MPs will try to wreck Brexit if given the chance. But is Parliament really a threat to Brexit? It’s true that the overwhelming majority of … Continue reading

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Does John Bercow want a management wonk for Clerk?

Mark D’Arcy of the BBC has written an interesting article about the forthcoming search for a new Clerk of the House of Commons (or, to give the formal title, ‘Under-Clerk of the Parliaments’). The incumbent, Sir Robert Rogers, has announced … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence and the Constitution

On September 18, Scotland will vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom. If the Scottish people actually vote to leave (which seems unlikely, if polls are any indication), the United Kingdom will find itself in a constitutional … Continue reading

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