House of Lords
Total 6 Posts
Is Labour’s vision of a New Britain any different to the Tories’ levelling up?5 min read
The plan to abolish the House of Lords has drawn the most attention but Labour is also proposing radical changes to how power is distributed.
Labour’s same old waffle on Lords reform6 min read
Labour promising yet again to abolish the House of Lords is just more of the same old waffle, which will lead to an upper chamber which serves the interests of the government of the day.
Resignation honours — What are they, why are they so controversial and can the system ever be changed?5 min read
The prospect of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss adding peers to the House of Lords has reopened a knotty debate that never quite gets resolved.
Behind the scenes of Westminster – How government whips are losing their influence.5 min read
Boris Johnson has burned so many commitments and bridges that it seems more than likely that the Tory whips will be unable to salvage them beyond 2022 even when using intimidation tactics to keep him in power.
The tactics Tory rebels could use to derail Boris Johnson.5 min read
Boris Johnson wants to move on to other government businesses, but the PM’s opponents in the Conservative Party (and there are many) could bog down and/or derail his legislative agenda to contest his leadership.
The State pantomime of Parliament.6 min read
A ritual introduced in Victorian times in order to distract and deflect from the popular demand for a government which was democratic, representative, and accountable. One hundred and seventy years later it is still performing the same role.