Monthly Archives: August 2015

Why I Support An Appointed House of Lords

Yesterday’s post on David Cameron’s latest tranche of peers provoked the following question from a reader: Why don’t you support an elected House of Lords? In principle, I have nothing against the idea of an elected Lords. My objections stem … Continue reading

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David Cameron Creates 45 New Peers

The Dissolution Honours List for the last Parliament has finally been announced, and it includes 45 new peerages, which will bring the total number of peers in the House of Lords to 826. With 26 new peers, the Conservatives will be the main … Continue reading

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Lords’ Expenses: A Gordian Knot

The sordid tale of Lord Sewel has led to media scrutiny of peers who allegedly abuse the Lords’ expenses system. Journalists and pundits have been quick to point the finger at peers who claim expenses even though they don’t vote, but the … Continue reading

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