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David Torrance
Clerk covering Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, monarchy & constitution; cyclist, traveller & recovering journo (retweets not endorsements)
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Commons Library 14h
Missed last night's ? Catch-up online and listen to what happened when visited our Library (we're on from 20:30) Thank you to and our Customer Operations Manager, Claire, for taking part!
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PSA Parliaments 14h
The fourth panel at our annual conference (8/9 November in Belfast) will feature papers from and Margaret Arnott () More info and to register:
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David Torrance 21h
The Prince of Wales (future King Edward VII) opening the “Welsh University” at Aberystwyth in 1896, an important part of the “national institutions” movement of the late 19th & early 20th centuries
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David Torrance 21h
First meeting of the “Ulster Parliament” in 1921, as featured in the Illustrated London News; caption notes similarity of proceedings to Westminster, save for the presence of “strangers” in the Chamber (Prime Minister Sir James Craig in top hat)
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David Torrance 22h
A report on about the work of the and its forthcoming public tours (at 21:04):
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David Torrance Oct 18
Here’s my ⁦⁩ briefing on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill 2017-19, due to be fast-tracked in Parliament next Wednesday
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David Torrance Oct 18
1968 and all that: the creation of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
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Adam Evans Oct 18
The Govt will today introduce legislation to extend the period for forming a new Northern Ireland Executive (the deadline was previously extended last year) and to provide greater clarity as to the NICS's ability to make decisions in absence of an Exec
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David Torrance Oct 17
Is this being cleared out too? :)
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David Torrance Oct 13
This is rather beautiful, a Great Seal of the Realm from Queen Victoria’s reign (c1874) which would have been attached to something like a royal charter. This one ended up in Las Vegas (sans parchment) and was waiting for me in NYC...
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David Torrance Oct 12
Can Poland’s Faded Brutalist Architecture Be Redeemed?
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David Torrance Oct 12
BBC News - Brexit highlights historical unionist fears
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David Torrance Oct 11
What are the next steps for regional investment in Wales?
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Jack Sheldon Oct 11
Just been having a glance through the Constitution Reform Group's 'Act of Union Bill', introduced to the Lords by Lord Lisvane on Tuesday . It is more a menu of options for reforms that would move in a federal direction than a single worked-out proposal 1/9
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David Torrance Oct 11
How Britain and Brussels can strike a deal on the Brexit backstop via
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David Torrance Oct 11
Now Brexit really is threatening to tear the UK apart | Martin Kettle
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David Torrance Oct 11
'Print that!' Broadway legend Patti LuPone sounds off
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David Torrance Oct 10
The Welsh voters who want everything to be the same as England
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David Torrance Oct 10
My friend’s diagnosis has sent me back to a 1960s estate | Ian Jack
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Nicholas Watt Oct 10
Breaking: I understand the DUP will vote against the 29 October Budget if breaches their red lines at next week’s EU summit. Losing a budget vote has traditionally been seen as a confidence issue
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