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Dr Meg Russell on Parliament and Syria

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Meg Russell News Night 30/08/13

Meg Russell comments on Parliament and Syria on BBC Newsnight, 29th August 2013. Meg Russell says, "over the last decade - particularly in the run up to Iraq - we've seen more pressure for parliament to have explicit decsion making power.

Video: Guy Lodge and Sir Leigh Lewis - Civil Service Accountability

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Guy Lodge and Sir Leigh Lewis spoke at the Constitution Unit seminar on 18th June 2013 on Civil Service Accountability

Unit in the news: Meg Russell comments on the new peerage list

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Meg Russell's work on Lords has received a lot of attention in the light of the recent additions to the House of Lords. She has been cited in the following articles:

Press Release: Lords appointments urgently need regulation: Constitution Unit

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hoflappointments

Today's appointments to the House of Lords - with 30 new peers announced - again demonstrates the urgent need for regulation of prime ministerial patronage powers, says Constitution Unit Deputy Director and Lords expert Meg Russell.

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Is David Cameron actually seeking to destroy the Lords?

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:00:58 +0000

Yesterday’s new peerage appointments attracted almost universal criticism for further adding to the inexorable growth in size of the House of Lords under David Cameron. But could the gradual erosion of the Lords’ reputation actually benefit the government by weakening parliament? Might it even be a deliberate plan? And – given that the Prime Minister […]

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Elections, referendums, political parties and the Constitution Unit

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:00:06 +0000

In the third of our series of posts adapted from presentations at the Unit’s 20th anniversary conference, Alan Renwick documents on how the UK’s electoral framework has evolved since 1995 and illustrates how the Unit has shaped the implementation of changes. Looking forward, he identifies the franchise and the current gulf between citizens and politicians as key areas for […]

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The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords’ Constitution Committee: A valuable tool for enhancing scrutiny

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:00:47 +0000

To mark the launch of the second edition of The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Constitution Committee, Jack Simson Caird considers the role that a set of constitutional standards could play in the current government. Drawing on the example of English votes for English laws, he argues that such a code would increase […]

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