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

Create “Speaker’s Corner” in Parliament Square – Tyler

Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tyler this week gained a Second Reading in the House of Lords for a Bill which would remove illiberal restrictions on the right to protest in Parliament Square.

Speaking to his Demonstrations in the Vicinity of Parliament (Removal of Authorisation Requirements) Bill, he said, “Your Lordships’ House will no doubt remember the disgraceful . . . → Read More: Create “Speaker’s Corner” in Parliament Square – Tyler

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