Tag Archive for House of Lords reform

Call that a White Paper?

Lord Norton

The White Paper on Lords reform appears to have been received with indifference, buried away on the inside pages of the broadsheets and treated as a second-order item by BBC News Online.  Even ministers apparently had lost interest before it had even been published.  It is not difficult to see why. As I anticipated, it…

Lords reform

Lord Norton

The Sunday Times yesterday carried a leak as to one of the recommendations that will be appearing in the Government White Paper on Lords reform: provision for a recall election for elected members of the upper house. The proposal rather reflects the muddled thinking that has underpinned work on the White Paper.  The idea is to…