Household power vacuum?

Launched in early 2008, Lords of the Blog is the place for Peers from across the political spectrum to talk about life and work in the House of Lords. We have a number of regular contributors, as well as guest appearances. Members of the Lords tend to focus blog posts on their specialist areas.

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An Alternative World?

The so-called “Silly Season” seems endless in Westminster.  The sad death last month of my Liberal Democrat colleague Lord (Robert) Methuen – alongside whom I often shared the furthest backbench corner seat and enjoyed his erudite company – has sparked the most ludicrous farce.

Let me explain.  An official green four-page notice, announcing the resulting “vacancy among . . . → Read More: An Alternative World?

Partisan Peers

I am really sad to report that the House of Lords seems to be drifting further into the unthinking partisanship that Peers often accuse MPs of habitually exhibiting.

Today’s debate on mandatory sentencing for knife crime was characterised by some particularly powerful speeches from all sides of the House.  The clear majority of the contributions – not . . . → Read More: Partisan Peers