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Today's Bingham Lecture: John Bercow, HoC Speaker: themes:

1) Revival of HoC as, not a one-off #Brexit product, but part of a wider renewal of the legislature.

2) What is (& is not) appropriate response to #BennAct?

3) In light of Brexit, a codified Constitution?


Bercow on Standing Order 14 [suspension of Govt control of order paper]:

"The Standing Orders are not the owned possessions of the Executive...

[They] "are the property of" the House of Commons.

They "can be changed or suspended if the House wills it".



"What conceivable moral force do public's elected reps have... in prosecuting with greater vigour and relentlessness the fight against knife crime... if we are to treat... of the proposition that it might be in order... to disregard a law enacted by Parl?"

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Good morning and welcome to yet another #Brexit thread

Have just woken up this morning to see that the Government in the Lords backed down at 01:30 and agreed to give the #BennBill time to go through all stages in the Lords

So I'm going to grab a coffee and try to find...

the business for today for both Houses

And indeed, today's the day that the Lords starts on the #BennBill

No firm commitment on timing just yet but I will hopefully be here to cover it live

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