Just Deserts?

Over the weekend, a number of Conservative and Labour parliamentarians, from both ends of the building, were moaning and groaning about the arrival of 22 new Peers.

Some were complaining that Conservative Party donors were included; some were querying whether Liberal Democrat activists were sufficiently august; some were griping that there were insufficient numbers of Labour stalwarts . . . → Read More: Just Deserts?

Labour MPs won’t swallow Peers’ retreat – Tyler

Commenting on news of a report by Labour Peers on the future of the House of Lords, Lib Dem Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson Lord Tyler said:

“What would Tony Benn think of this retreat from Labour’s successive promises to introduce democracy into the second chamber of Parliament?”

“Postponing real reform for another decade of commissions and committees is a . . . → Read More: Labour MPs won’t swallow Peers’ retreat – Tyler

Lords’ Membership could grow beyond 1000 – Tyler

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s response to the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee Report, Lords Reform:  What next?, leading Lib Dem reformer Lord Tyler said:

“Whatever minor ‘tidying-up’ is enacted in this Parliament, serious reform of the Lords will loom large in Ministerial in-trays come June 2015.

 “Whenever a new Prime . . . → Read More: Lords’ Membership could grow beyond 1000 – Tyler