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We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tribe is under threat | Barbara Ellen

We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tribe is under threat | Barbara Ellen

The pandemic has swollen our pyjama-clad ranks but when many return to the workplace their faux pity will have turned to envy Read full article: We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tr...→

Scots woman dodges jail for ill-treating kids found in house swarming with flies

Scots woman dodges jail for ill-treating kids found in house swarming with flies

Sharmaine McAughey, from Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire, pleaded guilty to "ill-treating" the youngsters aged seven and five. Read full article: Scots woman dodges jail for ill-treating...→

Opinion: Andy Maciver: Defending the undemocratic House of Lords? Sorry, I just can't do it

Opinion: Andy Maciver: Defending the undemocratic House of Lords? Sorry, I just can't do it

Question: Which globally recognised democracy, an exporter of freedom throughout the world, has the largest legislature in the democratic world,… Read full article: Opinion: Andy Maciver: Defending the und...→

"The whole thing absolutely stinks": Alastair Campbell picks apart House of Lords nominations

The former adviser to Tony Blair said that the apparent cronyism in Boris Johnson's honours list is "what they do in places we used to call developing countrie [...] Read full article: "The whole thing absolutely stinks": Ala...→

House of Lords row erupts as Green Party peer claims it's 'MORE democratic' than Commons

House of Lords row erupts as Green Party peer claims it's 'MORE democratic' than Commons

A GREEN PARTY peer left her LBC interviewer almost speechless as she tried to argue that the unelected House of Lords was actually a better representation of d [...] Read full article: House of Lords row erupts as Green Party...→

House of Lords POLL: Should former Speaker John Bercow be handed seat in the Lords? VOTE

House of Lords POLL: Should former Speaker John Bercow be handed seat in the Lords? VOTE

REMAINER John Bercow is notably absent from Boris Johnson's proposed list of new peers in the House of Lords. But Express.co.uk is asking you should the former [...] Read full article: House of Lords POLL: Should former Speak...→

House of Lords

House of Lords "dysfunctional and undemocratic" and needs reform, says Green Party peer

This member of the House of Lords felt that drastic reform in the British political system is needed after the latest peerage announcements. Read full article: House of Lords "dysfunctional and undemo...→

Boris Johnson nominates Labour rebels for the House of Lords

Boris Johnson nominates Labour rebels for the House of Lords

Boris Johnson has nominated former MPs who rebelled against Labour to back Brexit, including Kate Hoey and Ian Austin, in the list of 36 new peers to join the [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson nominates Labour rebels fo...→

Nigel Dodds and Kate Hoey are elevated the House of Lords

The deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and Northern Ireland born former Labour MP Kate Hoey have been elevated to the House of Lords. Read full article: Nigel Dodds and Kate Hoey are elevated t...→

Ruth Davidson heads list of new peers for the House of Lords

Ruth Davidson heads list of new peers for the House of Lords

The former Scottish Conservative leader is to join the House of Lords when she steps down as an MSP after next May's Scottish elections. Read full article: Ruth Davidson heads list of new peers fo...→

SNP fear Ruth Davidson will don 'her ermine boots' and use House of Lords seat to torment party | Press and Journal

SNP fear Ruth Davidson will don 'her ermine boots' and use House of Lords seat to torment party | Press and Journal

Boris Johnson is expected to formally announce Ruth Davidson's elevation to the House of Lords this week, inviting widespread criticism from Scottish rivals. Read full article: SNP fear Ruth Davidson will don 'her erm...→

Home schooling is tough, but parents are doing a fraction of teachers' jobs | Barbara Ellen

Home schooling is tough, but parents are doing a fraction of teachers' jobs | Barbara Ellen

The lockdown has made us grateful for the myriad other things that schools provide our children... Sat 2 May 2020 17.30 BST Read full article: Home schooling is tough, but parents are...→

Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House of Lords

Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House of Lords

Some questions are easier to answer than others. Like: what has the billionaire thrower of expensive parties and provider of luxury hospitality Yevgeny Lebedev [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House...→

Breaking news headlines about House of Lords, linking to 1,000s of sources aroun [...]

Breaking news headlines about House of Lords, linking to 1,000s of sources around the world, on NewsNow: the one-stop shop for breaking news Read full article: Breaking news headlines about House of L...→

Boris Johnson hands his brother a seat in the House of Lords

Boris Johnson hands his brother a seat in the House of Lords

The prime minister has been criticised for 'cronyism' and abandoning a long-standing Conservative policy to reduce the size of the House. Read full article: Boris Johnson hands his brother a seat i...→

Boris Johnson puts own brother and billionaire donor in House of Lords for life

Boris Johnson puts own brother and billionaire donor in House of Lords for life

The 36 peerages quietly slipped out today - which also include a former City Hall aide and Brexiteer cricketer Ian Botham - were today branded a 'mockery of de [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson puts own brother and billi...→

Davidson's House of Lords membership confirmed in honours list

Davidson's House of Lords membership confirmed in honours list

RUTH Davidson, the Prime Minster's brother and a Russian newspaper owner are among those nominated for peerages. Read full article: Davidson's House of Lords membership con...→

Members of House of Lords linked to firms with ties to Russian state, says report

Members of House of Lords linked to firms with ties to Russian state, says report

SEVERAL peers work directly with companies with ties to the Russian state, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has said in a report. Read full article: Members of House of Lords linked to firm...→

Bid to ban smoking outside pubs fails in House of Lords

Bid to ban smoking outside pubs fails in House of Lords

"Now is not the time to prevent businesses from catering to their customers. Now is not the time to use temporary provision on pavement licences to ban smoking [...] Read full article: Bid to ban smoking outside pubs fails in...→

House of Lords scraps virtual proceedings today over privacy concerns

House of Lords scraps virtual proceedings today over privacy concerns

The House of Lords will not broadcast its proceedings live today because of privacy concerns after the mobile phone numbers of some peers were accidentally mad [...] Read full article: House of Lords scraps virtual proceeding...→

House of Lords revolution: New peer Gisela Stuart sets blueprint for upper house shake-up

House of Lords revolution: New peer Gisela Stuart sets blueprint for upper house shake-up

GISELA STUART has shed light on the way the House of Lords should undergo a major overhaul, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk. Read full article: House of Lords revolution: New peer Gise...→

Westminster at war: House of Lords diversity row laid bare as abolition calls mount

Westminster at war: House of Lords diversity row laid bare as abolition calls mount

THE HOUSE OF LORDS has been at the centre of rows over British democracy for years - leading some to call for its abolition amid frustration at its lack of div [...] Read full article: Westminster at war: House of Lords diver...→

Petition to SCRAP unelected House of Lords exceeds 340k signatures - 'Enough is enough!'

Petition to SCRAP unelected House of Lords exceeds 340k signatures - 'Enough is enough!'

A PETITION demanding the end of unelected peers in the House of Lords has gained significant momentum, with over 340,000 people backing the move. Read full article: Petition to SCRAP unelected House of Lor...→

Jeremy Corbyn launches official complaint after House of Lords snub leaves him humiliated

Jeremy Corbyn launches official complaint after House of Lords snub leaves him humiliated

JEREMY CORBYN has lodged an official complaint with Parliamentary officials after his nominations for peerages were overlooked while former Labour MPs who rebe [...] Read full article: Jeremy Corbyn launches official complain...→

Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over rejected House of Lords nominees

Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over rejected House of Lords nominees

Anger is growing on the left after Labour peerages were blocked, as Lord Fowler, a Tory, criticised the chamber’s expansion Read full article: Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over...→

Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's brother to join House of Lords

Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's brother to join House of Lords

BORIS Johnson's brother and cricket legend Sir Ian Botham are set to become members of the House of Lords, it was confirmed yesterday. Read full article: Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's broth...→

House of Lords reform: How much will 36 new peers cost the UK? Staggering sum revealed

House of Lords reform: How much will 36 new peers cost the UK? Staggering sum revealed

THE HOUSE of Lords is a controversial aspect of the UK political system which many argue should be reformed, so how much will the appointment of 36 new peers c [...] Read full article: House of Lords reform: How much will 36 ...→

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join the House of Lords

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join the House of Lords

The Government published its list of proposed peerages and political honours this afternoon with Mr May set to be honoured 'for political service'. Read full article: Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join th...→

Anger at Boris Johnson's plan to stuff House of Lords with Brexit helpers

Anger at Boris Johnson's plan to stuff House of Lords with Brexit helpers

Lords Speaker Lord Fowler warned the plan to make dozens of new peers in the coming weeks would put work to slim down the second chamber "back to square one" Read full article: Anger at Boris Johnson's plan to stuff H...→

Russia report: House of Lords 'rife for abuse', St Andrews expert warns | Press and Journal

Russia report: House of Lords 'rife for abuse', St Andrews expert warns | Press and Journal

Russia will continue to disrupt British democracy for as long as the UK government decides not to act, an international relations expert has warned. Read full article: Russia report: House of Lords 'rife for ...→

Peers paid £162 to simply turn on their computer while the House of Lords is shut due to coronavirus

Peers paid £162 to simply turn on their computer while the House of Lords is shut due to coronavirus

MEMBERS of the House of Lords are being paid £162 to simply turn on their computer while the chamber is shut due to coronavirus. The 780 peers usually receive [...] Read full article: Peers paid £162 to simply turn on their ...→

We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tribe is under threat | Barbara Ellen

We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tribe is under threat | Barbara Ellen

The pandemic has swollen our pyjama-clad ranks but when many return to the workplace their faux pity will have turned to envy Read full article: We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tr...→

House of Lords revolution: New peer Gisela Stuart sets blueprint for upper house shake-up

House of Lords revolution: New peer Gisela Stuart sets blueprint for upper house shake-up

GISELA STUART has shed light on the way the House of Lords should undergo a major overhaul, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk. Read full article: House of Lords revolution: New peer Gise...→

Opinion: Andy Maciver: Defending the undemocratic House of Lords? Sorry, I just can't do it

Opinion: Andy Maciver: Defending the undemocratic House of Lords? Sorry, I just can't do it

Question: Which globally recognised democracy, an exporter of freedom throughout the world, has the largest legislature in the democratic world,… Read full article: Opinion: Andy Maciver: Defending the und...→

Petition to SCRAP unelected House of Lords exceeds 340k signatures - 'Enough is enough!'

Petition to SCRAP unelected House of Lords exceeds 340k signatures - 'Enough is enough!'

A PETITION demanding the end of unelected peers in the House of Lords has gained significant momentum, with over 340,000 people backing the move. Read full article: Petition to SCRAP unelected House of Lor...→

House of Lords row erupts as Green Party peer claims it's 'MORE democratic' than Commons

House of Lords row erupts as Green Party peer claims it's 'MORE democratic' than Commons

A GREEN PARTY peer left her LBC interviewer almost speechless as she tried to argue that the unelected House of Lords was actually a better representation of d [...] Read full article: House of Lords row erupts as Green Party...→

Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over rejected House of Lords nominees

Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over rejected House of Lords nominees

Anger is growing on the left after Labour peerages were blocked, as Lord Fowler, a Tory, criticised the chamber’s expansion Read full article: Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over...→

House of Lords

House of Lords "dysfunctional and undemocratic" and needs reform, says Green Party peer

This member of the House of Lords felt that drastic reform in the British political system is needed after the latest peerage announcements. Read full article: House of Lords "dysfunctional and undemo...→

Boris Johnson hands his brother a seat in the House of Lords

Boris Johnson hands his brother a seat in the House of Lords

The prime minister has been criticised for 'cronyism' and abandoning a long-standing Conservative policy to reduce the size of the House. Read full article: Boris Johnson hands his brother a seat i...→

Nigel Dodds and Kate Hoey are elevated the House of Lords

The deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and Northern Ireland born former Labour MP Kate Hoey have been elevated to the House of Lords. Read full article: Nigel Dodds and Kate Hoey are elevated t...→

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join the House of Lords

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join the House of Lords

The Government published its list of proposed peerages and political honours this afternoon with Mr May set to be honoured 'for political service'. Read full article: Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join th...→

Davidson's House of Lords membership confirmed in honours list

Davidson's House of Lords membership confirmed in honours list

RUTH Davidson, the Prime Minster's brother and a Russian newspaper owner are among those nominated for peerages. Read full article: Davidson's House of Lords membership con...→

SNP fear Ruth Davidson will don 'her ermine boots' and use House of Lords seat to torment party | Press and Journal

SNP fear Ruth Davidson will don 'her ermine boots' and use House of Lords seat to torment party | Press and Journal

Boris Johnson is expected to formally announce Ruth Davidson's elevation to the House of Lords this week, inviting widespread criticism from Scottish rivals. Read full article: SNP fear Ruth Davidson will don 'her erm...→

Anger at Boris Johnson's plan to stuff House of Lords with Brexit helpers

Anger at Boris Johnson's plan to stuff House of Lords with Brexit helpers

Lords Speaker Lord Fowler warned the plan to make dozens of new peers in the coming weeks would put work to slim down the second chamber "back to square one" Read full article: Anger at Boris Johnson's plan to stuff H...→

Members of House of Lords linked to firms with ties to Russian state, says report

Members of House of Lords linked to firms with ties to Russian state, says report

SEVERAL peers work directly with companies with ties to the Russian state, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has said in a report. Read full article: Members of House of Lords linked to firm...→

Peers paid £162 to simply turn on their computer while the House of Lords is shut due to coronavirus

Peers paid £162 to simply turn on their computer while the House of Lords is shut due to coronavirus

MEMBERS of the House of Lords are being paid £162 to simply turn on their computer while the chamber is shut due to coronavirus. The 780 peers usually receive [...] Read full article: Peers paid £162 to simply turn on their ...→

Scots woman dodges jail for ill-treating kids found in house swarming with flies

Scots woman dodges jail for ill-treating kids found in house swarming with flies

Sharmaine McAughey, from Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire, pleaded guilty to "ill-treating" the youngsters aged seven and five. Read full article: Scots woman dodges jail for ill-treating...→

Westminster at war: House of Lords diversity row laid bare as abolition calls mount

Westminster at war: House of Lords diversity row laid bare as abolition calls mount

THE HOUSE OF LORDS has been at the centre of rows over British democracy for years - leading some to call for its abolition amid frustration at its lack of div [...] Read full article: Westminster at war: House of Lords diver...→

Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House of Lords

Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House of Lords

Some questions are easier to answer than others. Like: what has the billionaire thrower of expensive parties and provider of luxury hospitality Yevgeny Lebedev [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House...→

"The whole thing absolutely stinks": Alastair Campbell picks apart House of Lords nominations

The former adviser to Tony Blair said that the apparent cronyism in Boris Johnson's honours list is "what they do in places we used to call developing countrie [...] Read full article: "The whole thing absolutely stinks": Ala...→

Jeremy Corbyn launches official complaint after House of Lords snub leaves him humiliated

Jeremy Corbyn launches official complaint after House of Lords snub leaves him humiliated

JEREMY CORBYN has lodged an official complaint with Parliamentary officials after his nominations for peerages were overlooked while former Labour MPs who rebe [...] Read full article: Jeremy Corbyn launches official complain...→

House of Lords POLL: Should former Speaker John Bercow be handed seat in the Lords? VOTE

House of Lords POLL: Should former Speaker John Bercow be handed seat in the Lords? VOTE

REMAINER John Bercow is notably absent from Boris Johnson's proposed list of new peers in the House of Lords. But Express.co.uk is asking you should the former [...] Read full article: House of Lords POLL: Should former Speak...→

Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's brother to join House of Lords

Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's brother to join House of Lords

BORIS Johnson's brother and cricket legend Sir Ian Botham are set to become members of the House of Lords, it was confirmed yesterday. Read full article: Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's broth...→

Breaking news headlines about House of Lords, linking to 1,000s of sources aroun [...]

Breaking news headlines about House of Lords, linking to 1,000s of sources around the world, on NewsNow: the one-stop shop for breaking news Read full article: Breaking news headlines about House of L...→

Boris Johnson nominates Labour rebels for the House of Lords

Boris Johnson nominates Labour rebels for the House of Lords

Boris Johnson has nominated former MPs who rebelled against Labour to back Brexit, including Kate Hoey and Ian Austin, in the list of 36 new peers to join the [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson nominates Labour rebels fo...→

House of Lords reform: How much will 36 new peers cost the UK? Staggering sum revealed

House of Lords reform: How much will 36 new peers cost the UK? Staggering sum revealed

THE HOUSE of Lords is a controversial aspect of the UK political system which many argue should be reformed, so how much will the appointment of 36 new peers c [...] Read full article: House of Lords reform: How much will 36 ...→

Boris Johnson puts own brother and billionaire donor in House of Lords for life

Boris Johnson puts own brother and billionaire donor in House of Lords for life

The 36 peerages quietly slipped out today - which also include a former City Hall aide and Brexiteer cricketer Ian Botham - were today branded a 'mockery of de [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson puts own brother and billi...→

Ruth Davidson heads list of new peers for the House of Lords

Ruth Davidson heads list of new peers for the House of Lords

The former Scottish Conservative leader is to join the House of Lords when she steps down as an MSP after next May's Scottish elections. Read full article: Ruth Davidson heads list of new peers fo...→

Russia report: House of Lords 'rife for abuse', St Andrews expert warns | Press and Journal

Russia report: House of Lords 'rife for abuse', St Andrews expert warns | Press and Journal

Russia will continue to disrupt British democracy for as long as the UK government decides not to act, an international relations expert has warned. Read full article: Russia report: House of Lords 'rife for ...→

Bid to ban smoking outside pubs fails in House of Lords

Bid to ban smoking outside pubs fails in House of Lords

"Now is not the time to prevent businesses from catering to their customers. Now is not the time to use temporary provision on pavement licences to ban smoking [...] Read full article: Bid to ban smoking outside pubs fails in...→

Home schooling is tough, but parents are doing a fraction of teachers' jobs | Barbara Ellen

Home schooling is tough, but parents are doing a fraction of teachers' jobs | Barbara Ellen

The lockdown has made us grateful for the myriad other things that schools provide our children... Sat 2 May 2020 17.30 BST Read full article: Home schooling is tough, but parents are...→

House of Lords scraps virtual proceedings today over privacy concerns

House of Lords scraps virtual proceedings today over privacy concerns

The House of Lords will not broadcast its proceedings live today because of privacy concerns after the mobile phone numbers of some peers were accidentally mad [...] Read full article: House of Lords scraps virtual proceeding...→

We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tribe is under threat | Barbara Ellen

We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tribe is under threat | Barbara Ellen

The pandemic has swollen our pyjama-clad ranks but when many return to the workplace their faux pity will have turned to envy Read full article: We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tr...→

House of Lords revolution: New peer Gisela Stuart sets blueprint for upper house shake-up

House of Lords revolution: New peer Gisela Stuart sets blueprint for upper house shake-up

GISELA STUART has shed light on the way the House of Lords should undergo a major overhaul, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk. Read full article: House of Lords revolution: New peer Gise...→

Scots woman dodges jail for ill-treating kids found in house swarming with flies

Scots woman dodges jail for ill-treating kids found in house swarming with flies

Sharmaine McAughey, from Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire, pleaded guilty to "ill-treating" the youngsters aged seven and five. Read full article: Scots woman dodges jail for ill-treating...→

Westminster at war: House of Lords diversity row laid bare as abolition calls mount

Westminster at war: House of Lords diversity row laid bare as abolition calls mount

THE HOUSE OF LORDS has been at the centre of rows over British democracy for years - leading some to call for its abolition amid frustration at its lack of div [...] Read full article: Westminster at war: House of Lords diver...→

Opinion: Andy Maciver: Defending the undemocratic House of Lords? Sorry, I just can't do it

Opinion: Andy Maciver: Defending the undemocratic House of Lords? Sorry, I just can't do it

Question: Which globally recognised democracy, an exporter of freedom throughout the world, has the largest legislature in the democratic world,… Read full article: Opinion: Andy Maciver: Defending the und...→

Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House of Lords

Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House of Lords

Some questions are easier to answer than others. Like: what has the billionaire thrower of expensive parties and provider of luxury hospitality Yevgeny Lebedev [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House...→

Petition to SCRAP unelected House of Lords exceeds 340k signatures - 'Enough is enough!'

Petition to SCRAP unelected House of Lords exceeds 340k signatures - 'Enough is enough!'

A PETITION demanding the end of unelected peers in the House of Lords has gained significant momentum, with over 340,000 people backing the move. Read full article: Petition to SCRAP unelected House of Lor...→

"The whole thing absolutely stinks": Alastair Campbell picks apart House of Lords nominations

The former adviser to Tony Blair said that the apparent cronyism in Boris Johnson's honours list is "what they do in places we used to call developing countrie [...] Read full article: "The whole thing absolutely stinks": Ala...→

Jeremy Corbyn launches official complaint after House of Lords snub leaves him humiliated

Jeremy Corbyn launches official complaint after House of Lords snub leaves him humiliated

JEREMY CORBYN has lodged an official complaint with Parliamentary officials after his nominations for peerages were overlooked while former Labour MPs who rebe [...] Read full article: Jeremy Corbyn launches official complain...→

House of Lords row erupts as Green Party peer claims it's 'MORE democratic' than Commons

House of Lords row erupts as Green Party peer claims it's 'MORE democratic' than Commons

A GREEN PARTY peer left her LBC interviewer almost speechless as she tried to argue that the unelected House of Lords was actually a better representation of d [...] Read full article: House of Lords row erupts as Green Party...→

Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over rejected House of Lords nominees

Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over rejected House of Lords nominees

Anger is growing on the left after Labour peerages were blocked, as Lord Fowler, a Tory, criticised the chamber’s expansion Read full article: Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over...→

House of Lords POLL: Should former Speaker John Bercow be handed seat in the Lords? VOTE

House of Lords POLL: Should former Speaker John Bercow be handed seat in the Lords? VOTE

REMAINER John Bercow is notably absent from Boris Johnson's proposed list of new peers in the House of Lords. But Express.co.uk is asking you should the former [...] Read full article: House of Lords POLL: Should former Speak...→

Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's brother to join House of Lords

Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's brother to join House of Lords

BORIS Johnson's brother and cricket legend Sir Ian Botham are set to become members of the House of Lords, it was confirmed yesterday. Read full article: Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's broth...→

House of Lords

House of Lords "dysfunctional and undemocratic" and needs reform, says Green Party peer

This member of the House of Lords felt that drastic reform in the British political system is needed after the latest peerage announcements. Read full article: House of Lords "dysfunctional and undemo...→

Breaking news headlines about House of Lords, linking to 1,000s of sources aroun [...]

Breaking news headlines about House of Lords, linking to 1,000s of sources around the world, on NewsNow: the one-stop shop for breaking news Read full article: Breaking news headlines about House of L...→

Boris Johnson nominates Labour rebels for the House of Lords

Boris Johnson nominates Labour rebels for the House of Lords

Boris Johnson has nominated former MPs who rebelled against Labour to back Brexit, including Kate Hoey and Ian Austin, in the list of 36 new peers to join the [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson nominates Labour rebels fo...→

Boris Johnson hands his brother a seat in the House of Lords

Boris Johnson hands his brother a seat in the House of Lords

The prime minister has been criticised for 'cronyism' and abandoning a long-standing Conservative policy to reduce the size of the House. Read full article: Boris Johnson hands his brother a seat i...→

House of Lords reform: How much will 36 new peers cost the UK? Staggering sum revealed

House of Lords reform: How much will 36 new peers cost the UK? Staggering sum revealed

THE HOUSE of Lords is a controversial aspect of the UK political system which many argue should be reformed, so how much will the appointment of 36 new peers c [...] Read full article: House of Lords reform: How much will 36 ...→

Nigel Dodds and Kate Hoey are elevated the House of Lords

The deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and Northern Ireland born former Labour MP Kate Hoey have been elevated to the House of Lords. Read full article: Nigel Dodds and Kate Hoey are elevated t...→

Boris Johnson puts own brother and billionaire donor in House of Lords for life

Boris Johnson puts own brother and billionaire donor in House of Lords for life

The 36 peerages quietly slipped out today - which also include a former City Hall aide and Brexiteer cricketer Ian Botham - were today branded a 'mockery of de [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson puts own brother and billi...→

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join the House of Lords

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join the House of Lords

The Government published its list of proposed peerages and political honours this afternoon with Mr May set to be honoured 'for political service'. Read full article: Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join th...→

Ruth Davidson heads list of new peers for the House of Lords

Ruth Davidson heads list of new peers for the House of Lords

The former Scottish Conservative leader is to join the House of Lords when she steps down as an MSP after next May's Scottish elections. Read full article: Ruth Davidson heads list of new peers fo...→

Davidson's House of Lords membership confirmed in honours list

Davidson's House of Lords membership confirmed in honours list

RUTH Davidson, the Prime Minster's brother and a Russian newspaper owner are among those nominated for peerages. Read full article: Davidson's House of Lords membership con...→

SNP fear Ruth Davidson will don 'her ermine boots' and use House of Lords seat to torment party | Press and Journal

SNP fear Ruth Davidson will don 'her ermine boots' and use House of Lords seat to torment party | Press and Journal

Boris Johnson is expected to formally announce Ruth Davidson's elevation to the House of Lords this week, inviting widespread criticism from Scottish rivals. Read full article: SNP fear Ruth Davidson will don 'her erm...→

Anger at Boris Johnson's plan to stuff House of Lords with Brexit helpers

Anger at Boris Johnson's plan to stuff House of Lords with Brexit helpers

Lords Speaker Lord Fowler warned the plan to make dozens of new peers in the coming weeks would put work to slim down the second chamber "back to square one" Read full article: Anger at Boris Johnson's plan to stuff H...→

Members of House of Lords linked to firms with ties to Russian state, says report

Members of House of Lords linked to firms with ties to Russian state, says report

SEVERAL peers work directly with companies with ties to the Russian state, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has said in a report. Read full article: Members of House of Lords linked to firm...→

Russia report: House of Lords 'rife for abuse', St Andrews expert warns | Press and Journal

Russia report: House of Lords 'rife for abuse', St Andrews expert warns | Press and Journal

Russia will continue to disrupt British democracy for as long as the UK government decides not to act, an international relations expert has warned. Read full article: Russia report: House of Lords 'rife for ...→

Bid to ban smoking outside pubs fails in House of Lords

Bid to ban smoking outside pubs fails in House of Lords

"Now is not the time to prevent businesses from catering to their customers. Now is not the time to use temporary provision on pavement licences to ban smoking [...] Read full article: Bid to ban smoking outside pubs fails in...→

Peers paid £162 to simply turn on their computer while the House of Lords is shut due to coronavirus

Peers paid £162 to simply turn on their computer while the House of Lords is shut due to coronavirus

MEMBERS of the House of Lords are being paid £162 to simply turn on their computer while the chamber is shut due to coronavirus. The 780 peers usually receive [...] Read full article: Peers paid £162 to simply turn on their ...→

Home schooling is tough, but parents are doing a fraction of teachers' jobs | Barbara Ellen

Home schooling is tough, but parents are doing a fraction of teachers' jobs | Barbara Ellen

The lockdown has made us grateful for the myriad other things that schools provide our children... Sat 2 May 2020 17.30 BST Read full article: Home schooling is tough, but parents are...→

House of Lords scraps virtual proceedings today over privacy concerns

House of Lords scraps virtual proceedings today over privacy concerns

The House of Lords will not broadcast its proceedings live today because of privacy concerns after the mobile phone numbers of some peers were accidentally mad [...] Read full article: House of Lords scraps virtual proceeding...→