Tag Archives: House of Lords

Upper Chamber & Election expenses


It is disturbing that our democracy is being treated so malevolently by men and women who claim to be leading our nation. The truth is that all of our largest political parties are deeply corrupt and it is time their … Continue reading

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First signs of political spring?


It seems as though the Government under Mrs May is suffering a number of challenges and has even conceded some defeats in the last few days. All of these elements arise as things which she could legitimately lay at the … Continue reading

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Fine rhetoric with no substance


Yesterday Michael Gove was interviewed on Sky on his views of the EU. The following in italics is a small excerpt which is being promoted extensively by his colleagues who agree with his points of view. He said of people … Continue reading

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A day to change our nation?


As 650 MPs and nearly 900 Lords assemble for their annual meeting with the Queen, today could be a day for something radical to happen. Of course it is much more likely that all of the planned and predetermined ceremonies … Continue reading

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Lets have substance, not just style


It appears that the Government and in particular the Cabinet Office Minister, Matthew Hancock MP have managed to win the case to spend an additional £80,000 per year to ensure our laws will continue to be printed on vellum, rather … Continue reading

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Why the Panama papers are so toxic


Assuming that the papers ultimately show that the men and women who have used Panama as a tax haven have done nothing illegal, the question is surely why have so many people who set the tax rules for residents of the … Continue reading

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An obese Parliament that refuses to slim


The need for Parliament to move out of the Palace of Westminster in order for major renovations to take place, estimated at some £7Bn is not news, although over the last decade there have been various discussions regarding the idea that … Continue reading

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