Lib Dem Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson, Paul Tyler, this week re-iterated his party’s support for a democratic second chamber and rejected ‘devious schemes’ which merely tinker with an appointed House. Speaking in the Lords, he said:
My Lords, the position of my party is very straightforward and consistent. This is the one respect in which we agree with . . . → Read More: Tyler slams “musical chair schemes” for retaining appointed Lords
“British Judges, in a British Court, rule that the British Constitution means that the British Parliament is Sovereign”. You would think that Nigel Farage and the Daily Mail would be dancing for joy !
Not so. As Michael Deacon brilliantly sums it all up in the Daily Telegraph: “The MPs who wanted to hand power back to . . . → Read More: May refuses to take her own advice – Tyler comment for Western Morning News
The House of Lords debated the Chilcot Report on 12th July 2016: here are some of the key quotes from Peers who spoke, giving some flavour of the debate:-
“The noble Lord, Lord Touhig, said that there was an atmosphere of mutual respect at the time of the vote. I beg leave to question that judgment. . . . → Read More: Chilcot & Iraq: the Verdict?