Archiv: House of Lords (UK)
Lord Cruddas threatens to cut off donations to Tory party
Lord Cruddas, who was last year forced to defend donating £500,000 to the party just three days after he was admitted to the House of Lords, said he wanted Boris Johnson to stay on as Prime Minister.
He said: “If the membership are asked to vote for the last two contenders they will be voting for two people that they do not want on the ballot. The ballot only has credibility if Boris is part of the process.”
Britisches Oberhaus stimmt gegen Brexit-Gesetzesklauseln
Nun kommt es zu einer Art politischem Ping-Pong-Spiel zwischen dem Unter- und dem Oberhaus. Aus der Regierung hieß es bereits, man werde das Gesetz nach Änderungen im Oberhaus wieder entsprechend umändern.
Former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption calls coronavirus curbs tyrannical and a ‚breathtaking‘ infringement of democratic rights
He is to say the methods used by ministers will undo the unity of society and will lead to long-term authoritarian government.
Lord Sumption will say that ministers avoided Parliament through the Public Health Act which let them introduce lockdowns and other measures without the same level of scrutiny by the House of Commons or Lords.
Giving the Cambridge Freshfields annual law lecture, he will accuse the Government of ‚tendentiously‘ presenting guidance as if it was law – such as the two-metre social distancing rule.
House of Lords abandons live stream after peers‘ phone numbers read aloud to the public
The House of Lords has temporarily abandoned plans to live stream its sessions online after some peers‘ phone numbers were read aloud to the public by computer software.
UK House of Lords cuts livestream after accidentally broadcasting personal phone numbers
The House of Lords began conducting limited virtual proceedings last week using the Microsoft Teams system to enable video conferencing.
Großbritannien: Parlament beschließt Brexit-Gesetz
Das britische Parlament hat das Ratifizierungsgesetz für das Brexit-Abkommen verabschiedet. Nach dem Unterhaus passierte der Gesetzesentwurf nun auch das Oberhaus, das House of Lords.
Brexit Bill set to become law after passing final parliamentary hurdle in House of Lords
Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill is set to become law on Thursday after clearing its finally parliamentary hurdle.
Brexit: Bill designed to stop no-deal ‚will clear Lords‘
There were fears pro-Brexit peers could deliberately hold up the bill so it could not get royal assent before Parliament is prorogued next week.
But the Conservative chief whip in the Lords announced a breakthrough in the early hours after talks with Labour.
Lords Turn Up Prepared for 100 Hour Debate
As Guido reported this morning, over 100 amendments have now been tabled by rebel Tory Lords in an attempt to prevent the Commons’s anti-No Deal legislation. Our ennobled readers have taken note, turning up with overnight supplies.
Brexit delay bill receives royal assent and is signed into law after it is raced through Parliament
Yvette Cooper’s backbench Bill aimed at forcing Theresa May to request a Brexit extension rather than leave the EU with no deal has been signed into law.
The cross-party European Union (Withdrawal) (No 5) Bill received royal assent after it was backed by MPs and peers on Monday night.
The House of Commons approves Lords Amendment 5 to the #EUWithdrawal5Bill by 390 votes to 81. This concludes debate on Lords amendments to the #EUWithdrawal5Bill. The Bill now awaits Royal Assent.
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#HouseofLords passes #EUWithdrawal5Bill and sends back to @HouseofCommons. If Commons agrees Lords changes, bill gets royal assent and becomes law. If Commons disagrees or suggests alternative changes, the bill returns to the Lords.
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Remaining Lords stages of the #EUWithdrawal5Bill are expected to take place on Monday 8 April (5/6)
Brexit delay law will not complete House of Lords stages on Thursday -Labour
Labour Lords said on Twitter that, following internal discussions, the bill would pass the initial stages on Thursday with the remaining stages taking place on Monday.
“This is a most appalling day. I’ve served in Parliament for 45yrs; there’s never been an instance of constitutional vandalism of this scale “I’m deeply concerned at the growing rift between Parliament and the People with the refusal to accept the people’s judgement” Lord Lawson
Labour’s Lords deputy accuses Tories of filibuster over no-deal Brexit bill
Lady Hayter, the Labour peer steering the bill to extend article 50 through the Lords after its narrow victory in the Commons late on Wednesday night, said the bill would not stop Brexit but would prevent a no-deal scenario.
House of Lords attacks bill aimed at preventing no-deal Brexit
The legislation, proposed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper and the Conservative Oliver Letwin, passed the House of Commons by just one vote late on Wednesday night.
The bill moved to the Lords on Thursday, but Eurosceptic peers proposed seven procedural amendments to a business motion about it, in an attempt to prevent the legislation being debated.
This Parliamentary farce reveals how much our political class has been infantilised
A Speaker who ignores the conventions of the House when it suits him, then refuses arbitrarily to table amendments he dislikes. Ministers who disobey three-line whips, but expect to retain office. A Secretary of State summing up in favour of a motion, then voting against it. A Prime Minister who promises the House and the nation something more than 50 times then proposes the opposite. A Commons that votes to trigger a timed and definite Article 50 process, then spends much of the period in question bemoaning the possibility of its own decision coming to pass. A House of Lords which disregards its constitutional limits to prioritise its own desires. Politicians who vote to hold a referendum, then pledge to honour its outcome, only to campaign ardently to run it all again – and who then won’t vote to do so when their own proposal comes before the Commons. The term “meaningful vote” being coined, then applied to votes which can be – and are – ignored and run repeatedly.
And that’s just the last few weeks.
Theresa May’s hated Brexit deal suffers huge Lords defeat just 24 hours before the crunch Commons vote
THERESA May’s Brexit deal has suffered a huge defeat in the House of Lords – just 24 hours before the momentous vote in the Commons.
Peers backed by 321 to 152, majority 169, an opposition motion warning the deal would damage the UK’s economic prosperity, internal security and global influence.
Is This Why The Tory Rebel Plot To Topple Theresa May Faltered?
“When you are Tory MP, you’re over 55 and you’ve been there for a few years,” he said.
“And you think on principle you ought to rebel but then, of course, you know what happens to Tory MPs when they retire if they’ve been good boys and girls?
“They go to the House of Lords and rebels don’t go to the House of Lords!”
Future of internet regulation is focus of Lords inquiry
(3.4.2018) The House of Lords Communications Committee has opened an inquiry exploring the possibility of internet regulation in the UK, seeking input around issues such as the legal liability of online platforms for the content they host and how they moderate it, and how user data is protected.
The inquiry comes as platforms such as Facebook continue to draw public hostility for its role in enabling the activities of Cambridge Analytica, the data science firm at the heart of ongoing allegations of exploiting the data of Facebook users to influence the EU referendum campaign and the 2016 US presidential election.