ALL 16-year olds deserve to be heard – Peers

Parliament should take a ‘historic opportunity’ to examine the case for 16 and 17 year olds to be able to vote, a cross-party group of peers, argued today (Monday).

Former Labour Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis, former Conservative Government Whip, Lord Lucas, and Independent Crossbench Peer, Baroness Young of Hornsey, made the pitch in support of a Private . . . → Read More: ALL 16-year olds deserve to be heard – Peers

Progress Postponed

Writing on Liberal Democrat Voice, Lib Dem Peer Lord Tyler says that the revelry of ‘cretaceous conservatives’, who prevailed over Lords Reform, ‘can only be temporary’. 

“The cause of real reform has been advanced in the last year by good, cross-party workmanlike pre-legislative scrutiny, and by a very strong second reading vote in its favour.” he said.   “In the . . . → Read More: Progress Postponed

Labour ‘all talk and no trousers’ on Lords Reform – Tyler

Commenting on Nick Clegg’s announcement that the Government would abandon the House of Lords Reform Bill, after David Cameron failed to persuade his backbenchers, and Ed Miliband refused to support any timetable motion for the Bill, Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson, Lord (Paul) Tyler, said:

“The shabby British Establishment in both Labour and Conservative parties have contrived . . . → Read More: Labour ‘all talk and no trousers’ on Lords Reform – Tyler