There is no ‘Divine Right of Peers’ – Tyler

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler this week dismissed claims that Life Peers should be allowed to sit indefinitely in a reformed chamber.

Responding to a Question in the House of Lords from Lord Grocott, a Labour Peer and staunch reform-opponent, Lord Tyler said, “Since 1997, when a Government…was elected with a clear commitment to reform . . . → Read More: There is no ‘Divine Right of Peers’ – Tyler

Figures of Speech

I took the opportunity of the February Recess to pay a fascinating first visit to India.   So many impressions, but only room for one here:  quite apart from our success in tracking down some family connections, I was struck by the resilience of the English language – often in a delightfully dated form.  My daily reading . . . → Read More: Figures of Speech

AV Abstention?

I am looking forward immensely to the AV contest on 22nd March.

No, not the referendum clash between Margaret Beckett and Lord Prescott (for the “No” campaign) and Helena Bonham-Carter and Colin Firth (for “Yes”) on 5th May.

Instead I have in mind the by-election for a Hereditary Peer to replace the veteran Labour Lord Strabolgi, who died . . . → Read More: AV Abstention?