Lord Bew is Chair of the House of Lords Appointments Commission. Prior to this he served as Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life from 2013 – 2018. He teaches Irish History and Politics at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University. Lord Bew has previously: – served on the Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege – chaired the independent review of Key Stage 2 (SATs) provision in England – served on the Joint Committee on the Defamation Bill, which addressed key issues of academic freedom – served on the Local London Authority Bill Select Committee acted as historical adviser to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry He was appointed as a non-party-political peer by the independent House of Lords Appointments Commission in February 2007, following his contributions to the Good Friday Agreement.
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by Lord Bew | Jun 17, 2019Related Content Towards a new approach to the Irish border that protects the peace process and secures the future of the Union Our series of policy ideas for new leadership continues with a look at what the next Prime Minister should do about the Backstop. Download...
by Lord Bew | Mar 18, 2019Related Content While the Withdrawal Agreement itself has not changed, the potential practical functioning and probable duration of any future backstop has been significantly changed in the course of recent negotiations.The UK Government is now correct in asserting...
by Lord Bew | Jan 28, 2019Read Publication The Irish Backstop would “turn the Good Friday Agreement on its head”, says a Policy Exchange Briefing Note by Lord Bew of Donegore, a Crossbench peer and leading historian of Ireland. Lord Bew writes that the “UK Government has allowed the Irish...
by Lord Bew | May 9, 2017So the EU has pronounced on the future of the island of Ireland; if there is a Border Poll – or referendum – in Northern Ireland in favour of Irish unity, then the Province can duly join the Irish Republic inside the European Union. Sensational news? Hardly. In...
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