Magna Carta and Written Constitutions – Bagehot debate

Lord Tyler took part in the 4th annual Bagehot debate on 6th June, celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, at Huish Episcopi Adademy in Langport, Somerset. He spoke for the motion “It’s time for a new Magna Carta”, with assistance from Academy pupil Douglas Stephenson.  Their opponents, speaking against the motion, were Lord Norton . . . → Read More: Magna Carta and Written Constitutions – Bagehot debate

Tribute to Charles Kennedy

Speaking in the House of Lords yesterday, Lord (Paul) Tyler paid tribute to former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy, saying:

“I am still shaken by the news of my friend and colleague Charles Kennedy’s sudden death this morning.

“I want to put on the record my appreciation of and admiration for his . . . → Read More: Tribute to Charles Kennedy

Devolution Dialogue on Democracy Day

Today is “Democracy Day”, a project running across BBC TV and Radio.  It’s fitting that in this same week, Nick Harvey and I have published proposals to bring decisions closer to those whom they affect: a prerequisite for real democracy in Britain.

Here on Liberal Democrat Voice, we have already had considerable debate over the merit of “devolution on demand” . . . → Read More: Devolution Dialogue on Democracy Day