Tag Archive for Scottish Parliament

Ten Reasons: No Thanks

Lord McConnell

Today we decide. It is a momentous day, and whatever we think of the campaigns, or the importance of the question, we will choose Scotland’s constitutional future in these next few hours.   Inspired by a good friend who wrote quite a good list of his 10 top reasons for voting Yes, I thought the…

Home Rule INSIDE the UK: a fight worth winning

Lord McConnell

Last Tuesday was the 15th Anniversary of that amazing day when the first democratic Scottish Parliament was officially opened in 1999. It was a day I’ll never forget, so it seemed like the perfect moment to set out my views on the independence referendum that takes place here in September. I was joined by former…

Publicising the House

Lord Norton

The Information Office of the House of Lords produces some excellent material.   Given the demands made on it to respond to queries, finding the time to be proactive and publish some invaluable publications is quite a challenge.  It produces obvious value for money.  This is reflected in the answer I have just received about the number…