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The other issue Lib Dem peers can win on tomorrow

Moves in the House of Lords to amend the health and welfare bills have been getting the lion’s share of recent coverage, but this week sees a quartet of Liberal Democrat peers leading the charge on a different topic – the Legal Aid Bill.

Lib Dem Lords Thomas, Carlile, Clement Jones and Phillips have a set of amendments down for debate tomorrow to put right what Ken Clarke hasn’t got right in his zeal to end the so-called ‘compensation culture’. The amendments look to tighten up and improve the plans to ban so-called ‘referral fees’ in personal injury cases. Its these fees which …

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Clegg to clamp down on Lib Dem Lords’ allowances

Mea culpa, gentle reader, this is definitely not breaking news… After a bank holiday of back-breaking gardening and a Tuesday of work-fuelled meetings (my colleagues can add their own excuses), LDV failed to bring you news of Nick Clegg’s plans to clamp down on allowances claimed by members of the House of Lords – an issue of more-than-passing-interest to Lib Dems following the resignation of party chief executive Lord (Chris) Rennard amid allegations that he had profited personally from the scheme by designating his Eastbourne flat (rather than his London house) as his main residence.

This from Sunday night’s

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  • User AvatarAshley 29th Jan - 8:02am
    Yes agree with Paul. Don't agree with Lord Carlile on security but you can't go hounding people out of a party they've literally given a...
  • User AvatarSimon Boyd 29th Jan - 8:01am
    Trust Lord Carlile more than the rest of the party put together.
  • User AvatarCaracatus 29th Jan - 7:45am
    @Dal if you think that PPB was a campaign then you are sadly mistaken. I don't think Nick Clegg knows how to campaign (as opposed...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 29th Jan - 7:43am
    ATF Sorry, I did not realise you live in Hallam.
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 29th Jan - 7:26am
    Alex Sabine I agree that -- "...Simply throwing money at the NHS will not solve these problems, " Although more money would make life less...
  • User AvatarAlex Sabine 29th Jan - 4:44am
    Matthew and JohnTilley: The historical average for increases in NHS spending is roughly 4% per annum, reflecting its high cost inflation and demographic pressures. So...