Sauce for the Goose?

The chamber of the House of Lords can be very intimidating, especially for newer Members trying to make a succinct point, when it is full to bursting at Questions.  They can hardly be blamed if they refer carefully to notes when asking for information from Ministers.

Yet, all too often, when they do this, some old stagers shout “READING”, . . . → Read More: Sauce for the Goose?

Reject or revise?

I suppose we should all know by now, but it still seems odd to me that the positions taken up by many Peers seem so at variance with their Party, their colleagues in the Commons and with their promises to the electorate in party manifestos.   In recent days Labour backbench Peers have been universally critical, to . . . → Read More: Reject or revise?

Age Analysis

Hot news!   I have just had a reply from the indefatigable House of Lords Library team giving me the most recent breakdown of Peer’s ages.   There are just 2 under the age of 40 and 29 over the age of 90, though by my count 12 of the latter are amongst those who have “taken leave . . . → Read More: Age Analysis