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Church Commissioner questions - European Court ruling, marriage, vocations, metal theft, Christians in Africa, debt, domestic violence, Lords reform

On 20th April 2017 the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP, answered questions from MPs on the floor of the House of Commons, on religious symbols in the workplace, marriage, vocations, metal theft and Christians in Africa. 1,946 more words

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House of Lords under fire for excessive expenses claims

Recent news reports regarding the ‘excessive’ expenses claimed by peers in the House of Lords will add grist to the mill for those who argue that the upper house needs to be reformed to sweep away cronyism. 161 more words

Elected House of Lords? @electoralreform #electoralreform #lordsreform #sortition

The Electoral Reform Society and others claim that we need an elected upper house in order to be fully democratic. But I say that they have confused democracy with vote-ocracy.

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Politics

REFORM OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS

RULE OF THE FAT CATS

SNOUTS IN THE TROUGH

We Brits are in no position to criticise how other countries are run as long as our upper house at Westminster is allowed to remain in its present far from satisfactory form. 492 more words

Bishop of Norwich says Lords reform should enhance civil society voice, not that of established political parties

On 3rd February 2017 Peers debated the House of Lords Reform Bill, a private member’s bill from Green Party Peer Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb. The Bishop of Norwich, Rt Revd Graham James, spoke in the debate. 1,220 more words

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We must address the House of Lords’ size, for the good of parliament

Tomorrow the House of Lords will debate its size, which is widely criticised for having grown by almost 200 since the removal of most hereditary peers in 1999. 1,353 more words

Parliament

The busiest month?

August is the one month of the year that is both in the university vacation and parliamentary recess.  I therefore have no undergraduate teaching and no formal parliamentary commitments.  329 more words