House of Lords reform

The House of Lords is beyond reproach, apparently. (ALASTAIR GRANT/AFP/GettyImages)

When is corruption not corrupt? When the establishment says it isn’t

5 August 2013 17:54

Mr Justice Tugendhat delivered a ferocious verdict last week. Undercover reporters from the Sunday Times claimed they had found Peter Cruddas, co-Treasurer of the Conservative Party, offering influence in return… Continue reading

Lord Strathclyde: a skilful leader who will be missed. Photo: Getty Images

Lord Strathclyde resigns over frustration with Lib Dem peers

7 January 2013 12:31

Lord Strathclyde was a skilful leader of the House of Lords. An immensely charming man, he was — generally — able to coax legislation through a chamber where the government… Continue reading

Nick Clegg has thrown the coalition rulebook out of the window by declaring that the Lib Dems will vote against the government on boundary reform. Image: Getty

Conor Burns slams Clegg’s boundary review ‘hissy fit’

16 October 2012 15:01

Conor Burns, the Conservative MP who resigned from the government over Lords reform, is livid with Nick Clegg’s smug declaration that the Liberal Democrats are not going to abstain from the… Continue reading

House of Lords reform has been buried, at least for the rest of this parliament. Photo: Getty Images

New term, same old tensions

3 September 2012 19:20

Nick Clegg came to the Commons today to both praise and bury House of Lords reform, for this parliament at least. In a light-hearted start, Clegg informed the House that… Continue reading