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From your Lords correspondent… the Government falls foul of Lord Judge…

As noted earlier, a change to the format, in that I’ll be looking back at the highlights of the last week in the Lords and briefly pointing out the likely big issues in the week ahead. I may not get it all right…

As the noble lord, Lord Greaves, is watching, we’ll start with last week’s major Government defeat on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, over the issue of ‘Henry VIII powers’. Lord Judge, from the cross-benches, and the former Chief Justice of England and Wales, was ‘disappointed’ to see the Government again attempt to gain the power to create …

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    Well fancy that - "Popper also suspects that Plato was the victim of his own vanity"! I wonder if Popper recognised any irony in his...
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    @Tom Harney Great questions! Co-determination to the public sector ( except with regards to State-owned enterprises) is a rather neglected topic in public policy. As...
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    @ TCO "No, but that minority of the current government that attended one will have experienced the horrors of the comprehensive system, where talented pupils...
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    Well, fancy that, the next part of a famous Rabbie Burns poem edited out on LDV .
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    @Peter Hayes "I saw the horrors of 11+ in the 1950s.... I suspect the current government are too young for them and their friends or...
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    Brian - As I always ask when people criticise the conference agenda, did you submit any motions yourself? Because that is how this party works....