FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Category: Lords Reform

  NEXT CITY DEALS ? Following Greater Manchester’s devolution deal, the race by other northern combined authorities is on with a vengeance. In Leeds last week the Deputy Prime Minister announced that packages for Leeds and Sheffield would be agreed before the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Lord Heseltine is trying to bang heads together in Liverpool [read more…]


LORDS REFORM Harold Wilson resigned in 1976 when he kept seeing the same issues landing on his desk time and time again.   It’s a bit like that in politics at the moment. Cash for questions, party funding, Lords Reform. This incompetent political class keep being caught in the headlights by the latest scandal. What [read more…]


I’m not as bothered that the ancestors of some current peers are bastard sons of Charles the Second than that so many of them come from the South East of England. It’s a fact that the vast majority of the 826 members of the House of Lords are either from that corner of the country [read more…]


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