Tag Archive for Baroness Trumpington

The baroness on form…

Lord Norton

The formidable Baroness Trumpington has, I know, a fan base among our readers.  They may therefore enjoy reading the interview with here here, published in today’s Daily Telegraph.  She is clearly on form, recounting her days as a wartime land girl and code-breaker at Bletchley Park, as well as her more recent encounter with Lord King, when…

The law on drugs and prostitution

Lord Norton

The calls for a review of drugs law are becoming more numerous and from a wide political spectrum, as this post on conservativehome by Bruce Anderson demonstrates.   The more the momentum develops, the more difficult  it becomes for government to continue adopting a Nelsonian stance on the issue.  I have also previously commented on calls…

An Internet hit

Lord Norton

For those readers who are not yet aware of the fact, Baroness Trumpington has become something of a star on YouTube as a result of her gesticulation to Lord King of Bridgwater when he referred somewhat unflatteringly to the ageing of some of those who had seen wartime service.   I even had some of the…

Legalising brothels?

Lord Norton

One advantage of the House of Lords is that it is possible for members to raise issues that may be delicate, and others may not wished to be raised, but which deserve consideration.  Sometimes they are raised from somewhat unxpected sources.  On Monday, Health Minister, Earl Howe, was answering a question from Lord Fowler on…

More on Baroness Trumpington

Lord Norton

There are various members of the Lords who saw service during the Second World War.  In an early post, I mentioned that Lord Campbell of Alloway was a prisoner-of-war in Colditz.  As some readers may know, Baroness Trumpington served in naval intelligence at code-breaking Bletchley Park.  She is extremely interesting on the subject.  A reader has sent…