Author Archive for Lord Rennard

The smoke clears

Lord Rennard

When I first came to the Lords (1999) the library was inaccessible for me because it was very heavy smoking area.  Some of the dining areas were also unpleasant and dominated by cigar smoke.  I remember Charles Kennedy coming to an afternoon tea in the Peers Dining Room that I hosted for all of us…

A fox in the House of Lords

Lord Rennard

My first posting on “Lords of the blog” comes a day after an uninvited visitor was sighted in the red carpeted corridors of the Lords.  A fox “broke in” to the House somewhere near the Speaker’s apartments and pest control had to be called in.  This happens occasionally.  I think that a fox was once…