Tyler welcomes end to ‘ludicrously trivial’ investigations

Leading Councillor and Officers use the soon-to-be-scrapped Standards Board for England as a way of ‘tying up’ whistleblowers in ‘ludicrously trivial investigations’, Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tyler said yesterday.

Speaking in the House of Lords, he told Peers, “I have seen that happen time and again with large and small authorities – when apparently disreputable actions of a . . . → Read More: Tyler welcomes end to ‘ludicrously trivial’ investigations

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