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Tuesday 27 November 2012
A House of Lords standards watchdog upheld a complaint against Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi today over her failure to register rental income.
Lord Prescott accuses press of giving him a disproportionate 'kicking' over crime commissioner elections
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Lord Prescott has accused the press of giving him a worse “kicking” than any other candidate in the police and crime commissioner elections.
Thursday 15 November 2012
A peer with a difference?
Disabled crossbench peer Lady Campbell of Surbiton becomes first person in 305 years to be allowed to speak in the House of Lords with the aid of a personal assistant
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A member of the House of Lords made parliamentary history by becoming the first person in 305 years to be allowed to speak with the aid of a personal assistant.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A well-supported proposal that would have led to their expulsion was blocked - by Nick Clegg
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Our diarist on the extravagant claims of a Labour MP, the Miliband's habits being repeated through the generations, and the ancestors of a likeable Lord
Friday 09 November 2012
The new Archbishop of Canterbury will continue to apply the expertise he has acquired from his two careers to the overhaul of banking standards, it was confirmed today.
Thursday 01 November 2012
London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton took his seat in the House of Lords today.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Our diarist notes the curious perspective of a senior Whitehall mandarin, has an update on the outspoken Nadine Dorries, and offers a reminder of Conrad Black's taste
Tuesday 23 October 2012
The media tycoon shouldn't have the platform of Have I Got News For You to defend himself
Friday 12 October 2012
Scientists and academics are to be given extra protection from bullying corporations that use Britain's libel laws to suppress legitimate criticism and debate, the Government has indicated.
Monday 01 October 2012
As the Labour Party conference gets underway, former Home and Education Secretary David Blunkett has issued a stark warning in today's Daily Mail about the decline in trust towards the political class. His analysis is not so far off that off Independent founder Andreas Whittam Smith, whose response was Democracy2015.
Friday 27 July 2012
The Conservative Party said its co-chairman, Baroness Warsi, had been cleared by a House of Lords investigation of expenses irregularities.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Tory chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of abusing expenses by claiming for overnight stays at a property she was using for free.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
David Cameron today brushed aside reports that he was involved in an angry confrontation with the ringleader of Tory rebels on House of Lords reform as “tittle tattle and rumour”.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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