Lord Owen said the country sees a London elite trying to stop Brexit.
The upper house “is strongest when it’s people and peers against the House of Commons, which it wouldn’t be in this case.”
The Strathclyde proposals are welcome and further change should be gradualist.
Proceedings were interrupted by a large rodent, which was eventually cornered by young Hancock, who strangled it and dropped it out of the window.
The Strathclyde Commission’s proposals have paved the way for one.
The Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee on the effects of ring-fencing; his opposition to HS2, and why the Scots should keep the proceeds of North Sea Oil.
Labour’s timidity has left a space for Tory boldness. But will the Commission take it?
She tells Andrew Gimson that Scottish Conservatives are determined to defend the UK, and may even prosper by doing so.
The vote in September will be about more than just one part of it.
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter In an 'exit interview' for last night's Channel 4 News Lord Strathclyde's silky performance suggested that he could have been more of a front-of-camera spokesman for the Conservative Party over recent years. He isn't retiring from political life – just leaving the frontbench – and I hope we will […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter Lord Strathclyde, the Leader of the House of Lords, was asked yesterday how many representations from the public on the House of Lords reform White Paper had been received. He was first asked by Labour peer Lord Grocott – Lord Strathclyde answered in a dry tone, and managed to suppress laughter when […]
Tim Montgomerie The question at the top of this blog was asked in the Upper House yesterday by Lord Lamont: "Does my noble friend accept that in a number of bicameral systems in the world it is possible for a Prime Minister to be in either House? While it might not be acceptable to public […]
By Jonathan Isaby Yesterday the House of Lords entered its 15th day in committee considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. A small number of Labour peers having been increasingly testing their Lordships' patience with their filibustering, with the aim of stopping the Bill from reaching the Statute Book by mid-February, which would have […]
Lord Strathclyde is Leader of the House of Lords. Whilst the Commons may head home just after 10.30pm on most Monday evenings, the Lords is a little less predictable. The Lords, unlike the Commons, (rightly) doesn’t possess what some may see as the luxury of a guillotine to end the day’s business. Nor are there […]