Tag: House Of Lords
Lords accused of sleaze after undercover report
Three peers have been suspended and an investigation launched after they were caught on camera offering to sell their influence for cash. Is Britain more corrupt than we think?
Coalition chasm widens over Lords reform vote
Today, the UK government faces its most disruptive rebellion since taking power. With Conservative MPs set to defy their leaders on Lords reform, the split in the coalition is widening.
Politicians clash over elected House of Lords
The House of Lords contains over half of UK lawmakers. Whether chosen by birth or by the Queen, not one of them is elected by popular vote. But now that may set to change.
Lords fight to save child benefit for poor
A new law that would have set an upper limit on benefit payments has been blocked by Britain’s ‘Upper House’. Lords feared the new rules would push thousands of children into poverty.
‘Turbulent priest’ attacks government
Rowan Williams, head of the Church of England, has sharply criticised government policies. It's an echo of previous eras, when priests and kings, or priests and politicians, crossed swords.
Marathon Lords’ debate: the end of the peer show?
Delaying tactics in the House of Lords, designed to wreck voting reform, could signal an end to the 'gentlemanly' way the upper house conducts business.