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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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    This: "As a liberal, I’d happily accept whatever our core vote is – probably something between 8% and 20% – under PR. We’d probably never...
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    I suppose I should read the book, before passing judgement, but I think we do already know what "the Alternative" is. I'd say it will...
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    "So our main priority needs to be PR" Why? It's not the public's main priority. Could it be because PR is in the lib dems...
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    @paul barker "when The Labour Split does come we have a real prospect of becoming Englands 2nd Party, ahead of both Labours." UKIP would be...
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    Colin, you do not understand ,perhaps , surely , the feelings expressed on here on the previous or any thread about a progressive alliance ,...
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    "This woman has become a candidate – against all of the odds and without family connections. " What has that got to do with H...