Peers and Priorities

The whole House is now hopeful that the last few weeks’ shenanigans on the part of a minority of Labour Peers can now be brought to an end, without further damage to the reputation of the Lords.

I have been reminding colleagues across the House that Labour Peers themselves published a report all the way back in . . . → Read More: Peers and Priorities

Tuition fees debate

I have read with interest the very thoughtful recent contributions on tuition fees, and the role of the Lords in determining them.  Personally, I very much agree with what Baroness Murphy has said of the new scheme.  I believe it will be better and fairer, even if it was not the preferred option of the Liberal . . . → Read More: Tuition fees debate

Progress on donation and spending caps urgent

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, led a short debate on party funding in the House of Lords this morning (Thursday).The Committee on Standards in Public Life is presently examining this issue, and will report in the Spring.

Speaking in the House of Lords, Lord Tyler said, “there was a strong degree of consensus across the . . . → Read More: Progress on donation and spending caps urgent