Household power vacuum?

Launched in early 2008, Lords of the Blog is the place for Peers from across the political spectrum to talk about life and work in the House of Lords. We have a number of regular contributors, as well as guest appearances. Members of the Lords tend to focus blog posts on their specialist areas.

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Just Deserts?

Over the weekend, a number of Conservative and Labour parliamentarians, from both ends of the building, were moaning and groaning about the arrival of 22 new Peers.

Some were complaining that Conservative Party donors were included; some were querying whether Liberal Democrat activists were sufficiently august; some were griping that there were insufficient numbers of Labour stalwarts . . . → Read More: Just Deserts?

An Alternative World?

The so-called “Silly Season” seems endless in Westminster.  The sad death last month of my Liberal Democrat colleague Lord (Robert) Methuen – alongside whom I often shared the furthest backbench corner seat and enjoyed his erudite company – has sparked the most ludicrous farce.

Let me explain.  An official green four-page notice, announcing the resulting “vacancy among . . . → Read More: An Alternative World?