Archive: Constitution

Not quite Lords reform, is it?

So much for constitutional reform

There's still all-postal primaries to look forward to...

  • Boundary changes and voter registration changes have not helped government's Lords reform hopes

    Labour blames coalition for partisan constitutional reforms

    Labour has been alienated from helping the government with its Lords reform bill because of the coalition's other changes to the constitution, a leading opposition frontbencher has told

  • All change for Britain's redrawn electoral map

    Boundary changes: More chaos to come

    Warnings that the boundary changes chaos isn't just going to be a one-off have been around for a while. But they're increasing in intensity and frequency, as the latest one - from the University of Bristol's Ron Johnson - shows.

  • No prospect for real reform - in the short-term, at least

    Party funding: Reasons to be miserable

    This scandal won't trigger a sudden revolution in the way our political system funds itself. But it would be wrong to say it won't make a difference.

  • The Queen receives the loyal addresses from the Lords and Commons

    Should the Queen block NHS reforms?

    Today parliamentarians rose to applaud their Queen. In this Diamond Jubilee year, were campaigners really serious that she should end six decades of political neutrality to save the NHS?

  • Round and round in circles...

    Dizzying Lords reform debate won't end prettily

    Round and round in circles they went. Eventually the Lords reform debate will get so giddy with dizziness it will fall off the coalition's merry-go-round for good.

  • Financial privilege - when it comes to money, the Commons holds the power

    More light than heat in financial privilege row

    So how are peers taking the constitutional nose-snubbing they've endured by the Commons, which invoked financial privilege as it overrode the Lords' amendments two weeks ago? As we've seen in the upper House this afternoon, not very well.

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