House of Lords

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Reforms to hereditary peers put the British monarchy at risk, peer suggests

Reforms to hereditary peers put the British monarchy at risk, peer suggests

Reforms to hereditary peers put the British monarchy at risk, peer suggests

British monarchy could be at risk if proposals to scrap the election of aristocrats to the House of Lords are approved, a peer has claimed.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Government suffers fresh Brexit 'meaningful vote' amendment defeat in Lords

Government suffers fresh Brexit 'meaningful vote' amendment defeat in Lords

Voting was 354 to 235, majority 119, for an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill tabled by Tory former minister Viscount Hailsham.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Brexit bill returns to Commons as Theresa May warns Tory rebels not to undermine her

Brexit bill returns to Commons as Theresa May warns Tory rebels not to undermine her

Brexit bill returns to Commons, PM warns Tory rebels not to undermine her

The EU (Withdrawal) bill returns to Commons for crunch votes on amendments tabled by the Lords - and Jeremy Corbyn has some changes of his own

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"This is nonsense!" Iain Duncan Smith slams Theresa May's customs union proposals

'This is nonsense!' Iain Duncan Smith slams Theresa May's customs union proposals

'This is nonsense!' Iain Duncan Smith slams Theresa May's customs union proposal

The former Conservative leader said that Brexit should mean the UK does not form any sort of partnership

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

House of Lords vetoes a 'no deal' Brexit

House of Lords vetoes a 'no deal' Brexit

A third defeat in Parliament has seen the House of Lords back amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Baroness suggested the incident in Douma "if it happened at all" could have been carried out by jihadists rather than Bashar Assad's government forces

'Illegal, unethical and dangerous': Baroness Cox condemns Syria air strikes

'Illegal, unethical and dangerous': Baroness Cox condemns Syria air strikes

Cox suggested the incident in Douma "if it happened at all" could have been carried out by jihadists rather than Bashar Assad's government forces

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg: : 'There are a few cave-dwellers in the House of Lords who are committed to opposing Brexit.'

'Cave-dwellers in the House of Lords committed to opposing Brexit', says Rees-Mogg

'Cave-dwellers in the Lords committed to opposing Brexit', says Rees-Mogg

Customs union 'a means to stop Brexit' and peers voted 'to protect vested interests'

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Membership of a customs union is a key Brexit issue

Commons showdown looms as government suffers double defeat on Brexit legislation

Commons showdown looms as government suffers double defeat on Brexit legislation

'Theresa May must listen to the growing chorus of voices and rethink her approach,' says Shadow Brexit Secretary

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Lorry driver avoids jail for killing Lord Taylor of Blackburn on zebra crossing

Lorry driver avoids jail for killing Lord Taylor of Blackburn on zebra crossing

Lorry driver avoids jail for killing Lord Taylor of Blackburn on zebra crossing

The lorry driver hit Lord Taylor of Blackburn, who had been on his mobility scooter on a zebra crossing

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Liberal Democrat peer Anthony Lester resigns as spokesman over sexual harassment

Liberal Democrat peer Anthony Lester quits human rights role over sexual harassment claims

Liberal Dem peer quits human rights role over sexual harassment claims

Anthony Lester is no longer under the Lib Dem party whip

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

McCluskey is famous for his volcanic speeches

Key Jeremy Corbyn ally Len McCluskey rules out House of Lords move

Key Jeremy Corbyn ally Len McCluskey rules out House of Lords move

McCluskey says he isn't going to take a peerage, and is staying on as leader of Unite

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

First ever woman appointed as Parliamentary Black Rod

Sarah Clarke: First ever woman appointed as Parliamentary Black Rod

First ever woman appointed as Parliamentary Black Rod

The new Black Rod will be Sarah Clarke and she will start the role next year

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

'That's not a choice, it's a threat' - Twitter shares views on David Davis' offer of a Brexit final deal vote

'That's not a choice, it's a threat' - Twitter shares views on David Davis' offer of a Brexit final deal vote

Twitter shares views on David Davis' offer of a Brexit final deal vote

The Brexit Secretary made the concession to attempt to placate potential Tory rebels

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sadiq Khan suggests second vote on EU might be necessary if Parliament rejects deal

Sadiq Khan says second Brexit referendum might be necessary

Sadiq Khan says second Brexit referendum might be necessary

The London Mayor made the comments in an interview with BBC Radio 4

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

'The political class views the House Of Lords as a retirement club', says Electoral Reform Society

'The political class views the House Of Lords as a retirement club', says Electoral Reform Society

'The political class views the House Of Lords as a retirement club'

The Electoral Reform Society claims the number of House Of Lords members needs to be cut down

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

'The House of Lords won't block Brexit but it will get the best for Britain', says Baroness Dianne Hayter

'The House of Lords won't block Brexit but it will get the best for Britain', says Baroness Dianne Hayter

'The House of Lords won't block Brexit but it will get the best for Britain'

The shadow Brexit minister Baroness Dianne Hayter says the Lords will strive to ensure benefits we had before we left the EU stay in place

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

'London attack is absolutely deplorable, there's no justification,' says Khalid Mahmood MP

Westminster attack: MP Khalid Mahmood says 'we couldn't believe what was happening in front of our eyes'

'We couldn't believe what was happening in front of our eyes'

Khalid Mahmood, the Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, was trapped in Parliament as the attack unfolded

Westminster assault: Metropolitan Police make arrests in London and Birmingham in connection with attack

Westminster assault: Eighth person arrested as inquiry continues into Parliament terror assault

Eighth person arrested as inquiry continues into Parliament terror assault

Mark Rowley, the Met's senior anti-terror officer, confirms details of raids connected to Wednesday's atrocities

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

More than 70 MPs have written in a letter to the BBC director-general Lord Hall

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Brexit: Theresa May authorised to trigger Article 50 as bill clears Parliament

Brexit: Theresa May gets green light to trigger Article 50 after Lords backs down

Governments gets green light to trigger Article 50

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill worked its way through Parliament after the Lords backed down over the amendments they made to the bill

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Brexit: "There's no clarity on whether meaningful vote applies in the event of no EU deal', says MP Alistair Burt

Article 50 vote: Tory MP Alistair Burt hints he'll rebel if David Davis doesn't guarantee 'no deal' vote

'There's no clarity if meaningful vote applies in the event of no EU deal'

Alistair Burt, MP for North East Bedfordshire, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the Brexit bill, which has returned to the House of Commons

Brexit: Article 50 bill faces final test in Parliament

Brexit: Article 50 bill changes overwhelmingly rejected

Article 50 bill changes overwhelmingly rejected

Both amendments introduced in the Lords defeated by comfortable margin

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Government 'always dismissed me a funny old fart,' Lord Heseltine tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Lord Heseltine says 'Theresa May and the Daily Mail will dismiss me as a funny old fart' over Brexit

Lord Heseltine says 'Theresa May will dismiss me as a funny old fart'

The Tory peer, who has been sacked from his advisor position to the Government, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the wake of his rebellion over Brexit

Lord Heseltine removed from Government advisor position after Brexit House of Lords vote rebellion

Lord Heseltine sacked by Theresa May after House of Lords Brexit rebellion

Lord Heseltine sacked by Theresa May after House of Lords Brexit rebellion

The Tory peer backed an amendment to give Parliament a meaningful vote over the terms of the final deal

David Davis blasts House of Lords after Government loses Brexit bill vote

David Davis blasts House of Lords after Government loses Brexit bill vote

David Davis blasts House of Lords after Government loses Brexit bill vote

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was amended to ensure Parliament gets a meaningful vote on the terms of the final deal

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Theresa May won't call a general election despite William Hague's urging

Theresa May won't call a general election despite William Hague's urging

Theresa May won't call a general election despite William Hague's urging

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague urged Mrs May to call an election to win a majority in the House of Commons

George Galloway warns people not to support the 'parasites' in the House of Lords

Brexit: George Galloway warns listeners not to support House of Lords 'parasites'

George Galloway warns us not to support House of Lords 'parasites' on Brexit

George Galloway has warned listeners not be be lured into supporting the House of Lords over Brexit

'Final discussion in the House Lords a last-ditch attempt to stop Brexit by Remain enthusiasts', says Lord Andrew Green

Final Article 50 debate is the last-chance saloon for Remainers, says Lord Green

Final Article 50 debate is the last-chance saloon for Remainers, says Lord Green

Lord Green, chair of Migration Watch UK, spoke to Paul Ross about the Article 50 bill on the eve of its final debate in the upper chamber

Jonny Gould: 'Did the House of Lords consider a plan for integration after EU citizens amendment?'

Jonny Gould: 'Did the House of Lords consider a plan for integration after EU citizens amendment?'

'Did the Lords consider an integration plan after EU citizens amendment?'

Our host made a crucial observation in the wake of the House of Lords voting through an amendment for the Government to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

'We must take the moral high ground and guarantee the rights of EU nationals', says George Galloway

George Galloway: We must take high ground and guarantee rights of EU nationals

George Galloway: We must take high ground and guarantee rights of EU nationals

George Galloway believes guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals in the UK must be done so that we take the moral high ground

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

The 'ping-pong' game could take months... but probably won't

Article 50 Bill: After the Lords amendment, what happens next?

Article 50 Bill: After the Lords amendment, what happens next?

Peers Baroness Hayter and Lord Green help us explain the process of 'ping-pong' which could cause a major headache for Theresa May

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Government Ministers seek to overturn House of Lords demand after first bill defeat

Government ministers vow to overturn Brexit defeat in Lords

Government ministers vow to overturn Brexit defeat in Lords

The Lords defied Theresa May over an opposition amendment to guarantee the rights of EU nationals

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Brexit bill: 'Both Leave and Remain voters want to protect the rights of EU nationals', says Lord Peter Hain

Brexit bill: 'Both Leave and Remain voters want to protect the rights of EU nationals', says Lord Peter Hain

'Both Leave and Remain voters want to protect the rights of EU nationals'

Peers in the House of Lords are expected to amend the Article 50 bill to protect the rights of EU nationals already living in Britain

Brexit: Julia Hartley-Brewer says 'Angela Merkel and the European Union are playing with people's lives'

Julia Hartley-Brewer asks Labour Brexit peer: Why don't we blame Angela Merkel for EU migrant deadlock?

Julia asks Labour Brexit peer: Why don't we blame Merkel for EU migrant impasse?

Peers in the House of Lords are expected to agree to amend the Brexit bill, in order to protect the rights of EU nationals already in the UK

Theresa May set for defeat over EU national rights in House of Lords

Theresa May set for Brexit Lords defeat over EU national rights

Theresa May set for Brexit Lords defeat over EU national rights

The Lords want a clause put in the Article 50 bill that EU citizens already in the UK will have the same rights to live and work after Brexit

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lord Heseltine: 'The people who want to vote on the terms of Brexit just want to remain in the EU', says Iain Duncan Smith

Lord Heseltine: 'The people who want to vote on the terms of Brexit just want to remain in the EU', says Iain Duncan Smith

'Those who want to vote on the terms of Brexit just want to remain in the EU'

Lord Michael Heseltine wants to ensure that Parliament have the ability to veto the Prime Ministers Brexit negotiations, including if she comes away without a deal

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

'The House of Lords is a disgrace, but I'd still join if asked,' says Ken Livingstone

'The House of Lords is a disgrace, but I'd still join if asked,' says Ken Livingstone

'The House of Lords is a disgrace,' says Ken Livingstone

A new BBC documentary entitled Meet the Lords provided a look into the House of Lords, sparking controversy about its organisation and whether it is needed

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Brexit: 'Problem facing the House of Lords is most of them were put there by Tony Blair', says Tory MP Kwasi Kwarteng

Brexit: 'Problem facing the House of Lords is most of them were put there by Tony Blair', says Tory MP Kwasi Kwarteng

'Problem facing the House of Lords is most of them were put there by Tony Blair'

Kwasi Kwarteng, Tory MP for Spelthorne, told Julia Hartley-Brewer the former Prime Minister's speech will raise issues for the Lords

Brexit bill: 'Members of the House of Lords shouldn't have to reveal their pensions, this is a sideshow', says Baroness Dianne Hayter

Brexit bill: 'Members of the House of Lords shouldn't have to reveal their EU pensions, this is a sideshow,' says Baroness Dianne Hayter

'Members of the House of Lords shouldn't have to reveal their EU pensions'

The House of Lords will begin debating the Brexit bill today, however some have claimed members have financial ties that are too close to the EU

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The bill to trigger the Brexit negotiations has passed the House of Commons, despite Remainers' best efforts

Brexit: The House of Lords has defied the Government 16 times this year - will it do so again?

The Lords has defied the Government 16 times this year. Will it do so again?

Now the bill to trigger Article 50 has passed the Commons, atttention is now turning to the upper chamber. But will it really defy Theresa May?

'Debate the Brexit bill, but don't frustrate the will of the people', says Iain Duncan Smith MP

Article 50 bill: The Lords can debate but they mustn't frustrate, says Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith tells Lords: 'Debate, but don't frustrate'

The Tory grandee and former minister spoke to Paul Ross after the article 50 bill passed its final vote in the House of Commons

Brexit: David Davis urges House of Lords not to change Article 50 bill

Brexit: David Davis urges House of Lords not to change Article 50 bill

David Davis urges House of Lords not to change Article 50 bill

The bill passed its final vote unamended on Wednesday evening

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Brexit: MP fury as withdrawal bill to be rushed through the House of Commons

Theresa May accused of 'gagging' MPs as Article 50 bill unveiled

Theresa May accused of 'gagging' MPs as Article 50 bill unveiled

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill will allow the Government to trigger Article 50, once it becomes an act

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says 'it's great to see Mark Carney and the Brexit doom-mongers eat their words'

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says 'it's great to see Mark Carney and the Brexit doom-mongers eat their words'

It's great to see Mark Carney eating his words on Brexit, says Paul Nuttall

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has said that it's great to see Mark Carney eating his own words, after his announcement to MPs about Brexit's impact on the economy

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Brexit: Theresa May warned against abolition threat by House of Lords speaker

Brexit: Theresa May warned against House of Lords abolition

Brexit: Theresa May warned against House of Lords abolition

Lord Fowler assured that the Lords would not sabotage Brexit, but also warned the Prime Minister of abolition threats

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Nigel Farage won't 'go to America and won't accept a peerage', says political reporter

Nigel Farage won't go to America and won't accept a peerage, says political reporter

'Nigel Farage won't go to America and won't accept a peerage'

Michael Crick claimed the interim UKIP leader had given him the news

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Tony Blair may be eyeing role under Hillary Clinton, Blair Inc. author tells George Galloway

Blair may be eyeing role for Hillary Clinton, author tells George Galloway

Galloway says Tony Blair's recent focus on charity would enable him to conceal his 'despot' advisory roles if he entered the House of Lords

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

House of Lords: 'These people should be elected' says the Electoral Reform Society

House of Lords: 'These people should be elected' says the Electoral Reform Society

The Electoral Reform Society calls for House of Lords members to be elected

The Lords Speaker has called for a reduction in size of the House of Lords, as there are more than 800 peers, whilst the House of Commons is contracting in size

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

'There would be an overwhelming call for an immediate reform' if the House of Lords blocked Brexit, says MP Nigel Evans

Blocking Brexit would bring "an overwhelming call for reform" of the House of Lords, says MP Nigel Evans

Blocking Brexit would bring "an overwhelming call for reform" of the Lords

Conservative MP Nigel Evans warns of dire consequences following claims from Baroness Wheatcroft that the House of Lords could intentionally delay invoking Article 50 and cause a second EU referendum…