Ministers should avoid sweeping changes and primary legislation, but there are a number of careful reforms to be made to address problems highlighted by Brexit.
Posts Tagged: House of Lords
Matt Kilcoyne: The Conservative manifesto. Wooing Labour heartlands with socialist policy is a doomed strategy.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
The eerie atmosphere at this conference is the calm in a party which wants to come back together.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
WATCH: In the Lords 2) Parliament is prorogued – but two Opposition Lords Commissioners boycott part of the ceremomy
Baroness Smith and Lord Newby are reported to have shunned the event: three Commissioners sit instead of two.
He is flanked by Black Rod, an Associate Serjeant-at-arms and a Clerk: they approach the Bar to bow three times.
Two different conceptions of it are widely held in the UK, representative and direct. In 2019, they collide.
Grieve today, Francois tomorrow? The rights and wrongs of withdrawing the whip from Conservative rebels.
Shouldn’t local Assocations have the right to select their candidate? It is far from obvious to us that the answer is no.
It was never possible to maintain exactly the same benefits of EU membership whilst walking away from the institutions and the rules.
Downing Street has spent the summer months diligently working through the mathematics of how to eat up as much time as possible.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
Our system needs a means of ensuring that a Remain Parliament honours a Leave referendum – and that this principle is applied more broadly.
Lord Owen said the country sees a London elite trying to stop Brexit.
Their latest plan is to push through in a single day legislation which would involve major constitutional changes.
I welcome the suggestion that local Associations should follow the lead that the National Convention took last weekend.