Labour ‘all talk and no trousers’ on Lords Reform – Tyler

Commenting on Nick Clegg’s announcement that the Government would abandon the House of Lords Reform Bill, after David Cameron failed to persuade his backbenchers, and Ed Miliband refused to support any timetable motion for the Bill, Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson, Lord (Paul) Tyler, said:

“The shabby British Establishment in both Labour and Conservative parties have contrived . . . → Read More: Labour ‘all talk and no trousers’ on Lords Reform – Tyler

Lords ‘emasculate’ reform to protect hereditary peers

Supporters of an all-appointed House of Lords suffered a major setback today, as Peers killed off the chances of a Bill to end the hereditary principle in Parliament.

Those opposed to electing the Lords had coalesced around a Bill introduced by former Liberal Leader, Lord Steel, which sought to stop any new hereditary peers coming into the . . . → Read More: Lords ‘emasculate’ reform to protect hereditary peers

Comment: Risks to the Register

“Most people, in all political parties, believe that the Government are right to bring in individual voter registration. The previous Government legislated for it… I…brought in that legislation. I did so because I believed that it was right…It is right, as a matter of principle, that citizens should be responsible for their own eligibility to vote.” . . . → Read More: Comment: Risks to the Register