REAL CHANCE FOR CHANGE – TYLER

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs spokesman, Lord Tyler, has said the new Government’s coalition agreement represents a ‘real chance for change’ after a House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech.

Following new Liberal Democrat Justice Minister, Lord McNally, Lord Tyler said those on the Labour side had failed to reform the political system.  “We had 13 . . . → Read More: REAL CHANCE FOR CHANGE – TYLER

WASH-UP A SQUALID LITTLE STITCH-UP – LIB DEMS

Liberal Democrat Peers this week led opposition to an end of Parliament deal between Labour and the Conservatives, which saw key constitutional reforms deleted from the CRAG Bill.

The two establishment parties voted together to leave the hereditary principle in tact in the Lords and to scrap Brown’s proposed referendum on introducing the alternative vote for elections . . . → Read More: WASH-UP A SQUALID LITTLE STITCH-UP – LIB DEMS

Ban Byers’ revolving door – Tyler

Government Minister Lord Adonis has admitted, in the wake of the Stephen Byers affair, that the rules governing ex-Ministers who take on lobbying jobs should be reviewed.

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, demanded an end to the ‘revolving door’ through which former Ministers and senior civil servants have been able to pick up lucrative retainers, . . . → Read More: Ban Byers’ revolving door – Tyler