Effective opposition?

While most of the unusual attention paid to the House of Lords this week focused on for the important tax-credit debates on Monday – in which Labour failed to support us in killing off Osborne’s cuts – there was another ‘fatal motion’ in my name the following day.

With support from Tom Brake, Chris Rennard, William Wallace . . . → Read More: Effective opposition?

Perhaps the Chancellor is spending too much time with the Chinese?

The announcement that Labour and the Liberal Democrats intend on voting for a motion to block tax credits has caused a stir at ‘the other place’ in Parliament. Accusations that the upper chamber is overstepping the mark have been flying from Conservative MPs, with the issue even rearing its head at Prime Ministers Questions, with Jacob . . . → Read More: Perhaps the Chancellor is spending too much time with the Chinese?

Magna Carta and Written Constitutions – Bagehot debate

Lord Tyler took part in the 4th annual Bagehot debate on 6th June, celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, at Huish Episcopi Adademy in Langport, Somerset. He spoke for the motion “It’s time for a new Magna Carta”, with assistance from Academy pupil Douglas Stephenson.  Their opponents, speaking against the motion, were Lord Norton . . . → Read More: Magna Carta and Written Constitutions – Bagehot debate