"It is notable that a number of Members of the House of Lords have business interests linked to Russia."
Posted 22 Jul 2020
Once again, talk is bubbling that the House of Lords could be moved to York.
Posted 16 Jul 2020
The government is planning to appoint up to 30 new unelected Lords this year - including Conservative donors and party figures, according to The Times.
Posted 22 Jun 2020
Here's what we got up to last month.
Posted 05 May 2020
It was a Parliamentary first – and it went without a hitch. On Wednesday, voters and MPs tuned in to the first-ever 'virtual' Prime Minister’s Questions.
Posted 24 Apr 2020
As Lords lobby to receive their expenses to work from home, it’s worth taking a look at the current payments system in Britain's unelected second chamber....
Posted 23 Apr 2020
Even in today’s climate, hereditary peer by-elections are among the more absurd aspects of British politics. Following the retirement of the Earl of Selborne from the House of Lords after almost 50 years in office,...
Posted 01 Apr 2020
A Bill to phase out one of Parliament’s more absurd procedures is making some progress, after being talked out of time by Lords last year. Lord Grocott’s Hereditary Peers (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill underwent its...
Posted 17 Mar 2020
It’s a story we’ve heard too many times: unelected Lords cashing it in. This weekend, fresh revelations in the Sunday Times found that in the year to March 2019 peers claimed an average of £30,827...
Posted 09 Mar 2020
Last week’s government reshuffle saw some strange moves. Boris Johnson appointed a former speechwriter to John Major, Lord True, as a minister overseeing constitutional reform. A strange move because Lord True is one of just...
Posted 19 Feb 2020