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All Westminster eyes on the bridge to Brexit and the Upper House was seen at its copper-bottomed best (not least Hope, Judge and Pannick), writes Mark Hatcher  

20 February 2018 / Mark Hatcher
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Mark Hatcher examines the impact of Theresa May’s new year reboot. After the night of the blunt knives, how does Justice fare in the reshuffled line-up?  

23 January 2018 / Mark Hatcher
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As the new year beckons, Mark Hatcher takes a timely look back over 2017 for clues as to what might happen in the village of Westminster over the coming year  

20 December 2017 / Mark Hatcher
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As if Brexit wasn’t enough to contend with, Westminster has been mired in sexual harassment allegations. Mark Hatcher examines the brittle, back-foot state of affairs 

27 November 2017 / Mark Hatcher
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Mark Hatcher reports on the parallel universe of the party conferences – is the writing off the wall for the Tories as Labour appears to steal a march on legal aid? 

02 November 2017 / Mark Hatcher
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Mark Hatcher examines the issues ahead, as Theresa et al teeter towards Brexit on the Westminster tightrope without the critical parliamentary safety net 

05 October 2017 / Mark Hatcher
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Another nice mess the PM has gotten Westminster into: Mark Hatcher examines the intense programme designed to deliver Brexit and other Bills of note to the Bar  

27 June 2017 / Mark Hatcher
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Campaign in poetry; govern in prose? As Parliament is mothballed, Mark Hatcher examines the main parties’ pledges on justice and the reality behind the rhetoric  

For the past few weeks the Palace of Westminster has felt mothballed.  

30 May 2017 / Mark Hatcher
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Election law challenges

Election fraud is kept in check by strict rules of conduct but rare cases exist, as Richard Price OBE QC explains 

Candidates at parliamentary and local elections must ensure they are not guilty of a raft of election offences, known as corrupt and illegal practices.  

30 May 2017 / Richard Price OBE QC
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Constitutional snap?

Do we need a strong and stable government – or just a strong and stable Parliament? Professor Jeff King analyses the constitutional problems generated by the Prime Minister’s decision to go to the polls early  

As a result of the forthcoming general election, the new Parliament – and hence government – will remain in place until May 2022.  

30 May 2017 / Jeff King
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