Labour must stand by manifesto promises – Tyler

Labour Peers and MPs were today (Wednesday) challenged to honour their party’s manifesto policy on reforming the House of Lords.

As parliamentarians prepared to leave Westminster for the long Recess, the Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman highlighted a continuing commitment from Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Hilary Benn, to a fully elected House of Lords.

Speaking . . . → Read More: Labour must stand by manifesto promises – Tyler

COMMENT: Don’t listen to the doomsayers

Since the publication of the Government’s White Paper and Draft Bill on House of Lords reform, the old guard have lined up to cavil about its detail, to deride its democratic principles and to defend – in the last ditch – the status quo.

This has augmented the popular media’s predisposition towards arch cynicism and trenchant pessimism. . . . → Read More: COMMENT: Don’t listen to the doomsayers

Create “Speaker’s Corner” in Parliament Square – Tyler

Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tyler this week gained a Second Reading in the House of Lords for a Bill which would remove illiberal restrictions on the right to protest in Parliament Square.

Speaking to his Demonstrations in the Vicinity of Parliament (Removal of Authorisation Requirements) Bill, he said, “Your Lordships’ House will no doubt remember the disgraceful . . . → Read More: Create “Speaker’s Corner” in Parliament Square – Tyler