Bonkers by-election

Readers may remember that I wrote recently of the ludicrous system for replacing my late Liberal Democrat colleague, Robert Methuen, who sadly died this summer.

Despite a choice of some thirteen Conservatives and Crossbenchers, the forces of convention did manage to elect a Liberal Democrat. Our new colleague will be Raymond Asquith, otherwise known as the Earl . . . → Read More: Bonkers by-election

Household power vacuum?

Launched in early 2008, Lords of the Blog is the place for Peers from across the political spectrum to talk about life and work in the House of Lords. We have a number of regular contributors, as well as guest appearances. Members of the Lords tend to focus blog posts on their specialist areas.

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An Alternative World?

The so-called “Silly Season” seems endless in Westminster.  The sad death last month of my Liberal Democrat colleague Lord (Robert) Methuen – alongside whom I often shared the furthest backbench corner seat and enjoyed his erudite company – has sparked the most ludicrous farce.

Let me explain.  An official green four-page notice, announcing the resulting “vacancy among . . . → Read More: An Alternative World?