STRICTLY COME DANCING VOTES A FIASCO

The BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing has been branded an ‘opaque fiasco’ by Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs spokesman, Lord Tyler.

The Peer has made a request for the full results of the final and semi-final to be made public under the Freedom of Information Act.

He is calling on BBC bosses to reveal the number of votes cast for . . . → Read More: STRICTLY COME DANCING VOTES A FIASCO

Lords Reform update – Autumn 2008

So it’s finally happened.  The British Government published a White Paper earlier this year entitled An Elected Second Chamber.  It feels as though it might actually be Government policy to have one.  Yet there are a number of quite important issues yet to be pinned down.

First is the timescale, which seems to be strikingly unambitious.  Jack . . . → Read More: Lords Reform update – Autumn 2008

Lords Reform update – Spring 2008

As we enter another year, we approach another anniversary of the Parliament Act 1911.  Only three more years until a century will have passed since that hostage to fortune ‘[the Act] is intended to substitute for the House of Lords as it at present exists a Second Chamber constituted on a popular instead of hereditary basis, . . . → Read More: Lords Reform update – Spring 2008