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Next week in the Lords: 4-7 March

House of Lords chamberYes, we’re back, after this column’s regular late winter break to study comparisons between government systems in the Caribbean. And whilst the House of Lords and the Cuban leadership do have some similarities – having octogenarians in prominent positions, for example – you would probably want to see more of Eric Avebury than you would Fidel Castro…

So, on with the motley…

Monday kicks off the week with the main business being Day 2 of the Report Stage of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. Amongst the …

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Next week in the Lords… 14-18 January

House of LordsYes, I know that I had intended to write this on Friday, but it was never a pledge, right? But yes, as Liberal Democrat Peers gather from around the country to vote down a piece of Government business, now seems as good a time to publish this…

Yes, Monday will see the Parliamentary Party in the Lords vote in support of Amendment 28A to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill, sponsored by Lords Hart of Chilton (Labour), Kerr of Kinlochard (Crossbenches), Rennard and Wigley (Plaid Cymru), which postpones the changes intended …

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  • User AvatarPBBrown 29th Mar - 2:37pm
    Lighten up, Simon Shaw. It's one of their pledges. It's a mug, one of five and one of a number of things they are selling...
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    If I'm not mistaken Labour have produced mugs with slogans for their 5 main policies. In doing that it would have looked silly and over...
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    @PBBrown Perhaps you would care to explain how a party (such as Labour) which supports remaining in the EU can be anything other than "strikingly...
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    @Stuart Well I did answer your question, actually. Are you saying you defend Labour's actions in doing this? Or is anything Labour do fine by...
  • User AvatarPBBrown 29th Mar - 2:31pm
    Simon Shaw@ 'Strikingly dishonest' ? Have Labour put one of those infamous Lib Dem bar charts on the mug :)
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    Maybe some here would be agreeing with it if Labour had added 'from new EU states' to 'Control Immigration ? Clegg's speech on immigration in...
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