Government Complacency over Russian Referendum Interference

Cabinet Office Minister Lord Young has implicitly accepted Lord Tyler’s accusation that the “piecemeal approach” to investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 EU Referendum was “ potentially quite dangerous” (Tuesday 19 June).


Lord Tyler, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Constitutional and Political Reform, had referred to “the considered judgement of the Chairman of the DCMS Select Committee” on . . . → Read More: Government Complacency over Russian Referendum Interference

Expose the Hidden Persuaders

Although I had to table my Question in the Lords weeks ago it could not have been more topical, with the former boss of Cambridge Analytica  interrogated by the Commons Select Committee the day before, and the eminence grise of the Leave campaign summoned that very afternoon to appear before MPs.


The subject of my question ?   . . . → Read More: Expose the Hidden Persuaders


Members of both Houses of Parliament are revolting …. not in terms of personal hygiene, but in their proper, constitutional role.


On Wednesday last week a cross-party amendment – which I signed and spoke on for the Liberal Democrats – was carried against the Government in the House of Lords by a record majority of 128.   The . . . → Read More: PARLIAMENT TAKES BACK CONTROL