STEEL BILL A STEPPING STONE TO REAL REFORM

Proposals to make minor changes to the composition and rules of the House of Lords were a step in the right direction but not the complete reform package promised in successive election manifestos, Liberal Democrat spokesman Lord Tyler said today (Friday).

Speaking in the House of Lords on former Liberal Leader, David Steel’s Bill, Lord Tyler said . . . → Read More: STEEL BILL A STEPPING STONE TO REAL REFORM

TORIES STEP BACK FROM DEMOCRACY

The Conservative Party signalled a step back from its commitment to democracy in the House of Lords today (Tuesday), during a question on reform.

The mini-debate saw Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Tyler, call for the Government to resist ‘timid and temporary tinkering’ in favour of fundamental reform of the second chamber. “The . . . → Read More: TORIES STEP BACK FROM DEMOCRACY

POWER, PATRONAGE AND MONEY comment from Lord Tyler

Radio 4’s top headline this morning was ‘Calls are growing for reform of the House of Lords’. It’s not often that happens. Neither reformers nor reactionaries may relish the means of this meteoric rise to the top of the news agenda, but we have to face the simple fact that the public do not . . . → Read More: POWER, PATRONAGE AND MONEY comment from Lord Tyler