'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'
The veteran human rights campaigner was the longest-serving Lib Dem member in the House of Lords
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
Some have been pocketing an average of more than £4,000 a month
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
Official report says there has been a 'general decline in Christian affiliation' and that a new settlement is needed - but it has been met with an angry response from the Church
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
Ian McColl was speaking in the House of Lords as peers debated the effect of pornography on society