Lords ran out of options after the Speaker of the Commons attached a 'financial privilege' to the Welfare Bill
'I was told by a special careers adviser that the best job I could ever get would be answering telephones'
Defiant peers voted 289 and 219 to delay the cuts – which could see benefits reduced by over £1,500 a year
If motion passes, students could put pressure on the Government to 'urgently implement policies'
Peers approved an amendment to the Welfare Reform bill which will block attempts to abolish income-related child poverty targets
No matter the odds stacked against them, they dream of the demise of the monarchy, and right now they've got a spring in their step. Simon Usborne meets Britain's republicans
Weidenfeld was part rogue, part Gatsby, part social dandy and snob, but a man of much humour and diplomatic skills
The House of Lords has already shown an independent streak, notably in its rejection of Osborne’s tax credit cuts. The question now is whether the Lords has been emboldened or chastened by the experience
Reform is plainly a result of the Lords’ insistence to challenge the Commons on a matter of enormous public interest
The Prime Minister is preparing to act following a succession of government defeats in the Lords
The Lords infuriated ministers in October after they blocked George Osborne's plans to cut tax credits
My guess is that the Lords’ veto right on delegated legislation will be replaced with time-limited powers of delay
'It is a strange situation around the world that we have both a problem with obesity and an issue with nutrition as well'
The term 'lifestyle farmer' refers to people who swap an urban existence for rural life, as Oscar Quine reports
At one stage it appeared that the only porn experienced by peers was 'an extraordinary exhibition of erotic Japanese prints' at the British Museum last year
The peer made the comments during a debate about pornography in the House of Lords