London's top police chief has blasted The Sun newspaper over its role in an investigation into alleged drug offences by the
Lord Sewel will not face charges over allegations of drug-related offences, it has been confirmed, after Scotland Yard claimed
The number of peers in Parliament should be cut by half, Mayor of London and Uxbridge MP Boris Johnson has said. The Tory
Certainly, the upper house needs reform in a number of areas, not least to ensure that numbers do not balloon to ridiculous proportions.The answer though certainly does not lie in stripping away all that is good about the House of Lords and replacing it with a room full of elected, whippable Lords, who will do what their party tells them.
Our democracy, like every political system across the world, needs reform and will always need reform but before we throw the bathwater out, let's make doubly sure we've removed the baby first.
These latest figures only serve to reinforce the need for a radical rethink about our second chamber, which is getting bigger and more expensive by the day. Surely it can't be right that when politicians are talking about reducing the cost of politics, they're set to stuff the upper chamber with yet more party appointees?
A veteran Lib Dem MP has claimed many of his colleagues - including some cabinet ministers - have taken illegal drugs, in
David Cameron has made clear he will go ahead with plans to flood the House of Lords with more peers despite the Lord Sewel
And they weren’t exactly surprised… For France, the whole thing was ‘normal’ In the Republic of Ireland: sex and drugs > corruption
Baroness Stowell, Leader of the House of Lords, said she welcomed Sewel's decision to quit completely: "For the House of