BILL TO FULFIL BROWN’S PROMISE: “POWER TO PARLIAMENT AND THE PEOPLE”

As G20 demonstrators prepare to gather in London, a Liberal Democrat Peer is to introduce legislation in the House of Lords to abolish the special protections from protest offered to politicians and civil servants.

Twenty months after the Prime Minister told the House of Commons of his ambition to “agree a new British constitutional settlement that entrusts . . . → Read More: BILL TO FULFIL BROWN’S PROMISE: “POWER TO PARLIAMENT AND THE PEOPLE”

STEEL BILL A STEPPING STONE TO REAL REFORM

Proposals to make minor changes to the composition and rules of the House of Lords were a step in the right direction but not the complete reform package promised in successive election manifestos, Liberal Democrat spokesman Lord Tyler said today (Friday).

Speaking in the House of Lords on former Liberal Leader, David Steel’s Bill, Lord Tyler said . . . → Read More: STEEL BILL A STEPPING STONE TO REAL REFORM

RDA ‘SPENDTHRIFT WHITE ELEPHANT’ – TYLER

£706,000 was spent by the South West RDA over two years on ‘communications’, the House of Lords heard yesterday (Wednesday).

Former North Cornwall MP, Lord Tyler, asked why SWRDA needed to spend so much on spin, when the North West region is able to get by on £20,000 over thee same period.

Speaking in the House of Lords, . . . → Read More: RDA ‘SPENDTHRIFT WHITE ELEPHANT’ – TYLER