Tag Archive for Walter Bagehot

Sitting more to scrutinise and debate

Lord Norton

I have done a post on my own blog on the problem of politicians who regularly lament the fact that there is too much legislation, but then complain when the Government does not have that many Bills to bring before Parliament. The fact that there is not much legislation is the reason for Parliament being prorogued a…

Developments in Gaza

Lord Norton

The House sat yesterday to discuss developments in Gaza.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, the debate had been postponed from an earlier date because of the large number of peers who have signed up to speak.   A Friday sitting was arranged in order to enable a full debate to take place. There were…