PEERS look set to inflict a second defeat on the government’s Brexit Bill by demanding a “meaningful” vote on the final deal with the EU.
Independent crossbencher Lord Pannick QC said Theresa May had accepted the need to give Parliament a vote on the terms negotiated...
Wednesday 8th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
ELECTORAL reformers slammed the “ludicrous farce” of an upcoming hereditary peer by-election in the House of Lords.
The “vote,” which the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) described as the “most elitist in the world,” was triggered following the death...
Saturday 4th Mar 2017
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
SUPPORT for House of Lords reform would increase if peers obstruct or delay Brexit, new research published today reveals.
An ICM survey found 43 per cent of respondents would be more likely to back abolition or reform if the Lords impeded the withdrawal process, compared with 12 per...
Monday 20th Feb 2017
Committee is to scrutinise Cameron’s cronies list
Wednesday 10th Aug 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Cameron’s appointees each claim £27k a year
Tuesday 9th Aug 2016
ACTION against slavery and worker abuse needs to specifically include government projects, as workers face extreme exploitation across Britain, the Lords heard yesterday.
Baroness Young of Hornsey warned that government employees hired to work on specific contracts by the government...
Saturday 9th Jul 2016
GYPSIES and travellers have been further marginalised by the Tories’ Housing Bill, which could see their caravan sites closed down by councils, the Lords heard yesterday.
Labour peer Baroness Whitaker accused ministers of pandering to a “majoritarian culture” and...
Friday 18th Mar 2016
TORIES suffered a heavy defeat over anti-strike laws in the House of Lords last night, with peers voting to pilot e-balloting for strike votes.
The house voted by 320 to 181 to commission an independent review into introducing electronic voting.
Unions say the current ban on...
Thursday 17th Mar 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Lords urge Tories to dilute changes to party funding
Thursday 3rd Mar 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
Cross-party group tears apart ‘starter homes’ scheme
Saturday 20th Feb 2016