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How honourable are honours lists?

Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list caused quite a kerfuffle between the House of Lords Appointments Commission (HOLAC) and the current and former PM. This all led to a rather slimmed-down list from the much speculated...

Posted 11 Jul 2023

There is a long history of honours list scandals

Are there whips in the House of Lords?

From 1990s TV series House of Cards to James Graham’s play This House, the role of the Whip in British politics has long been a source of fascination. While much is said of Whips in...

Posted 17 Feb 2023

There are six Government Whips in the House of Lords