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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 AvatarPeter 16th Jul - 6:14pm
    @ Andrew T Andrew, what an interesting comment. I read it slowly, several times. I have never seen so many contradicting phrases contained within four...
  • User AvatarJoe Bourke 16th Jul - 5:58pm
    Peter Martin, You conflate fiscal operations and monetary operations. The New economics foundation explains clearly how money is created https://neweconomics.org/2012/12/where-does-money-come-from and correctly conclude “Fiscal policy...
  • User AvatarSteve Trevethan 16th Jul - 5:48pm
    Is it possible to have a set of policies which benefit the majority of citizens and their children without rejecting Neoliberal Economics? Might we consider...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 16th Jul - 5:47pm
    @Gordon Now you’re talking! If accountants can do it, why not a few other ‘professions’? It’s all about credibility. Where Germany scored was that employers...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 16th Jul - 5:37pm
    @Katharine Pindar Have you READ Kettle’s article? If you haven’t, you should. It might give you an idea of what most of the electorate seem...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 16th Jul - 5:34pm
    Good to read, thanks Mark, for that comment