Monday 28 April 2008


My apologies that Washminster has not been able to appear very much during April.

Washminster will be re-launched on May 1st.

David Morgan

Tuesday 15 April 2008

Secret Sessions

Footage from the House of Representatives - while discussing going into secret session.

Wednesday 2 April 2008

PSA in Swansea

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

The EU (Amendment) Bill

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