UK Lords

Tell Peers It's Time To Shrink The House Of Lords

Katie Ghose | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

So this is your chance to influence the Lords' future. After thousands signed the Mirror's petition in 2015 calling for an end to an unelected upper chamber, we hope you'll use this opportunity so that we can move towards the kind of Parliament that voters expect and deserve.

One Thousand New Peers To Push Through Article 50? No Thanks

Katie Ghose | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

If the government cares about fulfilling the will of the British people, and having a genuinely decent and well-functioning scrutinising chamber, It's time for a fairly elected upper house.

PMQs Verdict: Corbyn's Getting Better But Cameron's Seen Worse

Lydia Suffield | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

PMQs today made it pretty clear: Corbyn is starting to employ that headmaster stare. Today, it went from a rather stern warning look to a full-on, narrow-eyed, flashing-gazed glare at the Tory front bench who promptly erupted from muffled laughter to full-on cheers, accompanied by the classic chanting of "Ooooh", which reminded me all too strongly of schooldays seated in front of a well-intentioned but sadly incompetent supply teacher.

Give a Little Love and It All Comes Back to You

Matt Streuli | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Streuli

I write this because I am scared we are forgetting our humanity. Last night, someone called me asking for my support as they were being admitted to hospital. I did not think I should stay in bed and protect my assets.

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Where Should Parliament Move to?

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Before you crack out the jokes ('into the sea', 'as far away as possible' etc. etc.) it's a serious question. Westminster could soon be going through a renovation programme that could last up to 40 years and cost more than £7billion. That's a long time and a lot of money.

Soft Power and the UK

Gary Kent | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Soft power can influence others to want the same things as the UK "by building positive international relationships and coalitions which defend our interests and security, uphold our national reputation and promote our trade and prosperity." The report also says it should be carefully combined with hard power, essentially military force, to form "smart power."

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Do Half Of All Peers 'Clock In' And 'Clock Out'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 17 December 2013... 1) DO HALF OF ALL PEERS 'CLOCK IN' AND 'CLOCK OUT'? A superb investigation and ...

Children and Families Bill Offers Standardised Pack Hope

Simon Gillespie | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Gillespie

The British Heart Foundation and a host of charities and organisations, concerned about the health implications of smoking, want to see cigarettes across the UK wrapped in standardised packs as soon as possible. And the British Heart Foundation's new poll reveals eight in 10 teenagers agree.

The Ashes: 'Life Was Sweet, Like a Michael Vaughan Cover Drive and Unlike a Shane Warne Text'

James Wallace | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Sport
James Wallace

I got into a discussion/argument/fracas with a chap at a social gathering recently. He was loudly denouncing cricket as boring and all that other guff that savage brutes of his ilk always bang on about...

Sports Fan Paradise: 10 Must-see Sports Venues | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Sport

Most sports fans are staunch supporters of their team and the venue it calls home, but there are some sports venues around the world that are worth visiting for their history, grandeur, and amazing atmosphere.

Nick Clegg Says 'Crooked And Lazy' Peers To Be Thrown Out Of Lords

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has said he will move to kick "crooks" out of the House of Lords in the wake of the latest lobbying scandal. Under the current rules pee...

'A New Low For British Politics'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics

The latest lobbying allegations to hit Parliament are "a new low for British politics", a senior MP has said. Shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy s...

Ned Simons

I'm A Member Of The House Of Lords Get Me Out Of Here! | Ned Simons | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Politics

I'm a member of the House of Lords, get me out of here! Peers will vote on a motion today that would urge the government to allow them to quit, or exp...

Lord Gilbert Labels Airbus 'Absolute W**king Disaster'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Politics

Former defence minister Lord Gilbert slammed the airbus A400m aircraft as an "absolute wanking disaster" in the House of Lords on Wednesday in one of ...

The Case for Reforming the House of Lords Remains Open

Robert George | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Robert George

Like many people, my instincts favour reform, but in practice I think that the House of Lords is currently doing a rather better job than the House of Commons, and any reforms are likely to weaken its ability to hold the Commons to account.

Partners Of Gay Peers Could Be Given Titles Under New Bill

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Politics

The partners of gay knights and peers could be given titles like those for wives of heterosexual men under plans going before parliament. Under the...

England Return to Form Whilst West Indies Find Their Fight

Scott Thompson | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Sport
Scott Thompson

The England cricket team run out at Lords, Jonathan Agnew and Henry Blofeld finally give you something worthwhile to listen to on the radio and rain lashes most of the country. The great British summer has arrived.

Ban Them: How To Deal With Disgraced Peers

PA | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Politics

Disgraced peers who fail to repay wrongly claimed expenses are set to be barred from returning to Parliament. The House Committee of the Lords h...

Live Coverage: England v India Day Five

AOL Fanhouse UK | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK

Over-by-over commentary from Lord's....

Live Cricket Text Commentary: England V India First Test, Day Four | Posted 23.09.2011 | UK

Minute-by-minute commentary from Lord's....

Government's Reforms Rushed For Political Purposes, Says Influential Lords Committee

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK Politics

The coalition’s constitutional reform programme has been “inconsistent” and rushed because of political considerations, an influential committee...