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Because Barons (and Baronesses) are people too – the Lords hit the web!

house of lordsHaving successfully dipped their toes into the social media pool with their Twitter account, the party’s peers have now launched their very own blog. The site is intended to give an insight into the often overlooked work the group are doing in the second chamber. Because – let’s be honest here – even the most committed of members can be forgiving for not thumbing through Hansard on their morning commute.
 
In the past week alone there have been blog posts from Roger Roberts

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How to keep up to date with the Liberal Democrat Lords

Here’s a question which tends to get lost amid the heat and noise generated around the issue of Lords reform – what do the members of the second chamber actually do?

Or at least, what are the Liberal Democrat peers doing on a daily basis? And this isn’t meant in a facetious way. Unless you’re in the gainful employment of the party’s peers, or a broken leg has left you with far too much time in front of BBC Parliament, chances are you might not know how the Lords are working to ensure that every piece of legislation which crosses their …

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  • User Avatarpaul barker 1st Feb - 10:00pm
    Its more doublethink than hypocrisy, they really do see themselves as "a moral crusade" & paradoxically that means they can use any methods to win.
  • User AvatarMr Wallace 1st Feb - 9:59pm
    Thanks for the link Simon, the interviewer is a bit rude interrupting her but yeah, she didn't come across well at all. Very badly in...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 1st Feb - 9:37pm
    @Stephen Donnelly 1st Feb '15 - 5:42pm Following Paul's link: [[The two main units of traffic measurement are views and unique visitors. A view is...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 1st Feb - 9:12pm
    @Mr Wallace "We need something like syriza here." Based on Natalie Bennett's "car crash" interview a week ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dFn8RIXOBE, I would say that the sort...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 1st Feb - 8:43pm
    Mr Wallace 1st Feb '15 - 8:10pm And to you I would say that Liberal Democracy must not allowed to become an established part of...
  • User AvatarDavid Golden 1st Feb - 8:24pm
    The next party political broadcast should be devoted to Mental Health. A chance to put a stake in the ground that this is an election...