The Last Lord Chancellor

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Robert Stevens follows Lord Falconer through the opening salvos of his battle with Law Lords, judges and politicians as he attempts to become the last Lord Chancellor.

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Robert Stevens follows Lord Falconer through the opening salvos of his battle with Law Lords, judges and politicians as he attempts to become the last Lord Chancellor.

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Former Tory deputy prime minister, Geoffrey Howe, compared the announcement of Labour's controversial Constitutional Reform Bill to hearing the news about the terrorist attacks on September 11th.

In the second of two programmes, Robert Stevens follows Lord Falconer, branded a cheerful chappie by the Lord Chief Justice, as he continues his up-hill struggle to save a parliamentary bill which would make historic changes to the British constitution, setting up a new Supreme Court and axing his own job, the ancient post of Lord Chancellor.