House of Lords

Nick Clegg may have failed in his attempt to create an elected House of Lords but elections— albeit peculiar ones — do take place in the upper house

‘To protect the priceless asset of judicial independence, we need to take great care over the way we choose our judges’

‘The decision to elect the House of Lords is a piece of constitutional vandalism driven by the Liberal Democrats’

The House of Lords Information Committee — nothing to do with the law lords — has just published a fascinating report on communicating with the public.

I was not surprised that Lord Falconer’s attempt to legalise assisted suicide was defeated in the House of Lords tonight. What surprised me is that the former Lord Chancellor lent his name to it in the first place.