Tag Archive for Michael Martin

Getting the facts right

Lord Norton

This morning´s edition of The Daily Telegraph has an article by Daniel Hannan headed “Let´s return to the good old days when MPs didn´t always toe the party line”.  The only problem with this is that there were no “good old days”.  Far from MPs becoming more prone to toe the party line, the movement…

Pay, Expenses and Self Regulation

Lord Soley

The announcement of an end to the self regulating gentleman’s club that has characterised Parliament was welcome news to my ears! I have been arguing for an independent body to set pay and expenses for MP’s and Pees for some years and we have taken a significant step towards that. I have a history on…