Lords must be subject to independent scrutiny too – Tyler

Liberal Democrat Peers in the Lords thwarted Conservative attempts to delay reform of parliamentary expenses this week, by voting down an amendment which would have seen the creation of a new Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority delayed until after the Summer.

Speaking in the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat spokesman, Lord Tyler challenged Ministers to make clear how . . . → Read More: Lords must be subject to independent scrutiny too – Tyler

LABOUR AND TORIES DENY PEOPLE RIGHT TO SACK MPs

Both Labour and Conservative Parties have voted to deny constituents the right to sack their MP in cases of gross misconduct.

At the first opportunity to fulfil their promises of recent weeks, neither party instructed its Peers to support a Liberal Democrat amendment to make possible ‘recall’ of MPs who have been suspended by Parliamentary Commissioner for . . . → Read More: LABOUR AND TORIES DENY PEOPLE RIGHT TO SACK MPs

100 DAYS TO INTRODUCE REAL DEMOCRACY TO BRITAIN

Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tyler has worked with Party Leader Nick Clegg to out line a radical response to the crisis in confidence in British politics.

The plans would:

Give people the right to sack MPs
Stop all big party political donations
Introduce an elected House of Lords
Make the voting system fair – so that governments can’t just get all . . . → Read More: 100 DAYS TO INTRODUCE REAL DEMOCRACY TO BRITAIN