Monday, 28 April 2008
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
While Westminster continues to sit, I am in South Wales - just a few miles from the homes of my ancestors. The Political Studies Association is holding its annual conference in Swansea. Details of the Conference can be found at http://www.psa.ac.uk/2008/default.htm. There are over 150 panels, comprising over 500 individual papers spread across seven multiple panels sessions. A busy - but interesting - time!
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
After completing its passage in the House of Commons the EU (Amendment) Bill arrived in the House of Lords on 12th March. Today it has its Second Reading in the House of Lords. A number of well known Eurosceptics have seats in the upper chamber. There are two UKIP Peers Lord Pearson of Rannoch and Lord Willoughby de Broke. From the other end of the political spectrum - but also a strong opponent of Europe is Lord Stoddart of Swindon. The Tory benches also include many Eurosceptics.
More details of the bill - and relevant documents - can be found at http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2007-08/europeanunionamendment.html