A THIRD of the unelected peers who voted to curb press freedom have been involved in a major scandal exposed by the media.
Two convicted criminals and more than fifty peers caught up in the expenses scandal voted to muzzle newspapers.
Eighteen have been caught up in lobbying scandals while
This extraordinary collection of possessions once belonged to Lord Lucan - with hundreds of items from his home on sale at auction next month.
Lucan vanished in 1974 after killing the family nanny leading to one of the biggest criminal mysteries in British history.
Now hundreds of items dubbed “Lucanalia”
THERESA May has snubbed arch-enemy George Osborne by refusing to offer him a peerage.
It means he will be the first ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer in at least five decades not to be invited to sit in the Lords.
All senior Cabinet members are offered the chance to become peers when
PARLIAMENT’S booziest bar has shortened its opening hours - to stop drunk MPs touching up staff.
The notorious Sports & Social Bar - the scene of a horrifying brawl that left a man glassed in the face last month - will now close at 10pm - more than an
THE House of Lords is unelected, unaccountable, unwanted, un-needed and spectacularly unrepresentative of our country.
The Lib Dems can squeeze all their MPs into one minicab yet in the House of Lords the party has a staggering 109 peers, as if Nick Clegg is still popular.
So does our country
THERESA May will next week bolster Tory numbers in the House of Lords with ten more loyalists ahead of months of “bloody” Brexit battles.
Long-serving former Cabinet ministers Eric Pickles and Peter Lilley lead a list put forward by the PM to get new life peerages.
Other Conservative grandees being
THERESA MAY is on course to overturn a Lords vote which would enforce a new Leveson-style inquiry into the media.
The PM yesterday slammed the ambush by Labour and Lib Dem peers on Wednesday night.
Cabinet sources last night revealed they were “fairly confident” of defeating the moves in the
WE are assured we live in a modern democracy.
So how come a clique of unelected, unaccountable duffers in the House of Lords has the power to tell the free press what it can report, and tell the people what we are allowed to read?
Why are these despotic peers
ARROGANT Lords took aim at Press freedom once again last night by voting to enforce another Leveson-style inquiry.
They voted that a probe into alleged data protection breaches and other abuses by the media must be launched.
But scrapping the second stage of Leveson was part of the Conservative manifesto
PEERS backed down on a vote on crucial press freedoms last night – leaving the Government narrowly escaping almost certain defeat.
Labour had ordered its peers to back key amendments to the Data Protection Bill after crossbench grandee Baroness Hollins pushed for a series of changes.
The peer wanted to
A MAN in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of common assault and criminal damage yesterday after a fracas in the House of Lords.
It came just days after a man was glassed in a brawl in a Commons bar.
The man was escorted from the Strangers Gallery in the