Labour must stand by manifesto promises – Tyler

Labour Peers and MPs were today (Wednesday) challenged to honour their party’s manifesto policy on reforming the House of Lords.

As parliamentarians prepared to leave Westminster for the long Recess, the Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman highlighted a continuing commitment from Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Hilary Benn, to a fully elected House of Lords.

Speaking . . . → Read More: Labour must stand by manifesto promises – Tyler

COMMENT: Don’t listen to the doomsayers

Since the publication of the Government’s White Paper and Draft Bill on House of Lords reform, the old guard have lined up to cavil about its detail, to deride its democratic principles and to defend – in the last ditch – the status quo.

This has augmented the popular media’s predisposition towards arch cynicism and trenchant pessimism. . . . → Read More: COMMENT: Don’t listen to the doomsayers

Lords Question Time ‘a farcical free-for-all’ – Tyler

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson Lord Tyler will call for the Government – and the whole of the House of Lords – to implement urgent reforms to the Lords’ working practices, during exchanges in the Chamber today (Tuesday).

Writing this morning on epolitix.com, he said the House of Lords had become a ‘farcical free-for-all’ at Question Time, . . . → Read More: Lords Question Time ‘a farcical free-for-all’ – Tyler