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Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’
Peter Cruddas
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Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’

Honours commission advises against appointing Cruddas to the House of Lords
23 Dec 2020
Peerage for first black Archbishop ‘imminent’ following snub
Ex-Archbishop of York John Sentamu
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Peerage for first black Archbishop ‘imminent’ following snub

John Sentamu’s absence from honours list triggered accusations of ‘institutional prejudice’
19 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’
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Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 6 August
6 Aug 2020
Peter Cruddas: Boris Johnson's controversial peerage pick
Peter Cruddas
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Peter Cruddas: Boris Johnson's controversial peerage pick

Disgraced former Tory treasurer has donated £3.5m to the party
7 Feb 2020
How to become a peer in the House of Lords
The House of Lords
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How to become a peer in the House of Lords

Ken Clarke and Phillip Hammond look likely to end up in ermine - but Bercow snubbed by party
6 Feb 2020
John Bercow bullying claims: what we know so far
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John Bercow bullying claims: what we know so far

The former Commons speaker’s hopes of a peerage could be dashed by fresh allegations about his treatment of staff
23 Jan 2020
House of Lords to move to the North
Peers in House of Lords
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House of Lords to move to the North

Plans to move peers permanently to York part of government pitch to consolidate gains in former Labour heartlands
20 Jan 2020

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The strange traditions of the Queen's Speech
Queen state opening of parliament
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The strange traditions of the Queen's Speech

Rituals surrounding State Opening of Parliament are among strangest of the UK’s many unusual customs
19 Dec 2019
The pros and cons of the House of Lords
House of Lords
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The pros and cons of the House of Lords

Boris Johnson is considering reform that could see an elected upper chamber
18 Dec 2019
Why Lord Stone has been suspended
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Why Lord Stone has been suspended

Labour peer agrees to ‘bespoke training and behaviour coaching sessions’
24 Oct 2019
How parliamentary privilege undid Philip Green
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How parliamentary privilege undid Philip Green

British businessman named in the House of Lords as man behind #MeToo injunction
26 Oct 2018
Brexit: what are MPs voting on?
Will the government's concessions save it from defeat?
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Brexit: what are MPs voting on?

Two-day debate over bill amendment may dictate Theresa May’s political future
12 Jun 2018
What will Parliament repairs cost - and where will MPs go?
Plans to renovate the Palace of Westminster have been on the card for years
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What will Parliament repairs cost - and where will MPs go?

Minsters have voted to vacate Westminster for major restorations
2 Feb 2018
WATCH: Peer resigns for being late to House of Lords
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WATCH: Peer resigns for being late to House of Lords

PM rejects ‘thoroughly ashamed’ peer’s resignation from government post after he misses a question
1 Feb 2018
Article 50: What is parliamentary ping-pong?
Houses of Parliament
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Article 50: What is parliamentary ping-pong?

May's Brexit bill has bounced between MPs and peers, but what is the relationship between the chambers – and who is likely to triumph?
13 Mar 2017
Assisted dying bill: MPs reject 'right to die'
Campaigners protest against the Assisted Dying Bill
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Assisted dying bill: MPs reject 'right to die'

New bill could have allowed patients to end their own lives if they were terminally ill
11 Sep 2015
House of Lords: new peerages prompt 'weary disgust'
House of Lords
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House of Lords: new peerages prompt 'weary disgust'

The 'arms race' to pack the chamber with loyalists shows the system is 'well and truly bust', say critics
28 Aug 2015
Europe 'sleep-walked' into Ukraine crisis, say peers
Ukrainian government's forces in Eastern Ukraine
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Europe 'sleep-walked' into Ukraine crisis, say peers

House of Lords committee accuses UK and EU of a 'catastrophic misreading' of the mood in Russia
20 Feb 2015
Lords say 'right to be forgotten' is unworkable
The Google search page
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Lords say 'right to be forgotten' is unworkable

Parliamentary committee says that asking Google to police the web is unreasonable
30 Jul 2014
Lords fight plans to make 'annoying' behaviour illegal
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Lords fight plans to make 'annoying' behaviour illegal

New draft legislation is the 'most oppressive bill pushed through any recent parliament', say critics
8 Jan 2014
THE MOLE: Lord Falconer's right-to-die bill
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THE MOLE: Lord Falconer's right-to-die bill

Falconer has a long history of good intentions – but the consequences have not always been pretty
15 May 2013
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