Lord Teverson

First day back – it’s all change

Lord Teverson

Good grief – I meant to use a rather more forceful expletive, but … well  … good grief – this is the House of Lords; though not as we knew it.  First day back and not only is it all change, it’s complete change.  I left as a front bench Lib Dem spokesman forever condemned…

Welcome to Spaceship Westminster

Lord Teverson

I suspect that if you used the phrase ‘Westminster Village’ five years ago or more it would have neither sounded as familiar nor as pejorative as it seems now.  But the longer I have been a citizen of this exclusive yet ‘all-inclusive’ village – for not far off four years – the more apt the…

Meeting the new EU foreign policy supremo

Lord Teverson

Every six months chairs of foreign affairs committees from each national parliamentary chamber in the EU get together to discuss foreign affairs at a European level.  It’s a small part of making the EU more accountable. The group is known as COFAC (Chairs of Foreign Affairs Committees) and as chair of the Lords’ EU foreign…

Climate change comes to the Lords

Lord Teverson

Climate change is about as big an issue as you can get. If we – that’s all of us here on planet Earth – get it wrong we suspect it will herald the end of the world as we know it. And there will be a big reverse for the human species in the process.…