Partisan Peers

I am really sad to report that the House of Lords seems to be drifting further into the unthinking partisanship that Peers often accuse MPs of habitually exhibiting.

Today’s debate on mandatory sentencing for knife crime was characterised by some particularly powerful speeches from all sides of the House.  The clear majority of the contributions – not . . . → Read More: Partisan Peers

Partial affections?

The House of Lords had the nearest thing it ever has to an almighty row on Wednesday.  Peers on all sides are really angry that the Cabinet game of musical chairs seems to have ended up with no proper seat for the Leader of our House.

I know from experience at both ends of the building (having . . . → Read More: Partial affections?

Boundary changes without mass disruption?

Media Release from Mark Harper MP, Graham Allen MP and Lord Tyler

Major academic report published by McDougall Trust on Wednesday
Multi-million pound boundary review starting in 2016 could cause mass disruption
Former Conservative Minister says Report ‘an important milestone on the road to equal votes’

MPs will debate proposals to avoid mass changes to . . . → Read More: Boundary changes without mass disruption?