Tyler slams “musical chair schemes” for retaining appointed Lords

Lib Dem Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson, Paul Tyler, this week re-iterated his party’s support for a democratic second chamber and rejected ‘devious schemes’ which merely tinker with an appointed House.  Speaking in the Lords, he said:

My Lords, the position of my party is very straightforward and consistent.  This is the one respect in which we agree with . . . → Read More: Tyler slams “musical chair schemes” for retaining appointed Lords

Perhaps the Chancellor is spending too much time with the Chinese?

The announcement that Labour and the Liberal Democrats intend on voting for a motion to block tax credits has caused a stir at ‘the other place’ in Parliament. Accusations that the upper chamber is overstepping the mark have been flying from Conservative MPs, with the issue even rearing its head at Prime Ministers Questions, with Jacob . . . → Read More: Perhaps the Chancellor is spending too much time with the Chinese?

Government is playing a dangerous game by resisting democratic reform of the Lords

This week the House of Lords is set to do one of the things it loves most: talking about itself. How wonderful it is; how learned are its members, but how beastly it is that anyone new is ever placed here. We will hear many wise heads opine that the Prime Minister is guilty of a . . . → Read More: Government is playing a dangerous game by resisting democratic reform of the Lords