Fewer MPs, More Lords? The Government Has Got Its Priorities Wrong

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

The claim is that they want to 'cut the cost of politics and tackle the deficit left by the previous administration', in the government's own words. Why then, has the prime minister appointed peers to the House of Lords at a faster rate than any Prime Minister in British history?

House of Lords - To Elect or Not to Elect?

Salome Verrell | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Politics
Salome Verrell

Should the Lords become an elected chamber? Partly-elected perhaps but fully elected and we could end up with the same political game-playing and circus entertainment we often get with the House of Commons? Is that democracy? The public seem very discontent with politicians so why are we calling for more by having the Lords electable?

Asa Bennett

House Of Lords Bought HOW Many Thousands Of Champagne Bottles? | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Politics

The House of Lords has bought in over 17,000 bottles of champagne since the coalition began, enough to give each peer just over five bottles of bubbly...

Who Should Have Been Appointed To The House Of Lords?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Politics

The new appointments to the House of Lords have rightly been given a kicking from the newspapers. With a few notable exceptions, like Doreen Lawren...

Asa Bennett

Which Donors Have Been Made Peers? | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Politics

Thirty new peerages were doled out today to a glittering array of party donors, former political advisers and MPs. Some are controversial character...

Full List Of New Peers Revealed

PA | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics

Here is a full list of the 30 peerages announced by Downing Street today: CONSERVATIVE PARTY Richard Balfe - former MEP and Conservative Party env...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I'll Gag The Hate Clerics'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 26 May 2013... 1) 'I'LL GAG THE HATE CLERICS' That's the splash headline on the front of the Mail on ...

Former Northern Rock Chief Admitted To House Of Lords

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics

The man who led Northern Rock bank to its near collapse has been 'elected' to the House of Lords. Viscount Ridley won a special election for heredi...

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...

A Rejoinder to David Lipsey: For the Sake of Progression, Legitimacy and Democracy - The House of Lords Must Be Reformed

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Politics
Benjamin Lazarus

Robin Cook once commented that reforming the House of Lords was like Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot - "(it) never arrives and some are rather doubtful whether it even exists".

Voters Try to be Heard Above the Din of Cynical Politicking

Katie Ghose | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

The Committee tasked with examining the draft Bill on Lords Reform has failed to reach consensus on even the basic principle that the Lords should be elected. Nine out of 26 voted against elections.

House Of Lords 'Owed £30,000' In Unpaid Food And Drink Bills

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

Members of the House of Lords owe more than £30,000 in unpaid bills for food and drink bought in the Palace of Westminster, it has been revealed. ...

Essex Police Arrest Lord Hanningfield

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Politics

Lord Hanningfield, the former Tory peer jailed for fiddling his House of Lords expenses, has been arrested by Essex Police over allegations he put in ...

Lords Insist Fixed Term Parliaments Should Be Reviewed

PA | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Government has been defeated in the Lords after peers insisted, by 251 votes to 219 (majority 32), that legislation to introd...