Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Lords fast track bill to tackle metal theft

Lord Faulkner of Worcester

On Friday the House of Lords took a huge step forward in tackling the scourge of scrap metal theft.  We agreed to pass without amendment an excellent private member’s bill originally introduced in the House of Commons by Richard Ottaway MP, and skilfully steered through our House by Baroness Browning, which will completely rewrite the…

Censored: Taiwan’s national flag

Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Whilst the flying of the wrong flag at North Korea’s first Olympic women’s football match in Glasgow had all the comic elements of the BBC’s excellent drama Twenty Twelve, and was just an honest mistake, the saga of the Taiwanese flag in London’s Regent Street is altogether more serious and depressing. Taiwan’s flag went up…