You can see why David Cameron got quite “firm” with Jesse Norman (pictured), the Lords reform rebel who thinks that the French Revolution was “one of the greatest disasters ever to befall European civilisation”.
As I say in my article in The Independent on Sunday today, the Prime Minister did not agree with Norman’s view that [...]
That House of Lords reform Bill is dead. The two questions now are: Can a different Lords reform plan succeed, and, if so, what would it be? I suspect the answer to the first question is no, but let us assume for a moment that it is yes. What changes would Nick Clegg have to [...]
The latest round of public harrumphing over reforming the House of Lords has dragged out the Non-Believers in the Tory party who still think Conservatives won the 2010 election.
They have also, apparently, forgotten what the manifesto which didn’t win the election promised.
We will work to build a consensus for a mainly-elected second chamber to [...]
Talking of good things in today’s Independent, Andy McSmith’s “Village People” column has quickly established itself as worth looking out for. Today, he has two gems. One is the story of Peter Walker (right), the Conservative cabinet minister who died last week, told entirely in words beginning with w:
Wet Walker wasn’t Welsh. Worcester Walker was [...]
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