House of Lords

Asking staff to pay for rail mess isn’t fare | Letters

It is an accepted fact that our rail industry, to put it mildly, leaves a great deal to be desired. Excuses given include staff shortages, broken trains, signals, track issues, and of course the major timetable change. Now we have notice of fare increases which the secretary of state, Chris …

Chris Grayling

Westminster 'terror attack': Suspect 'staked out Parliament and was spooked into ramming cyclists'

A terror suspect is believed to have travelled through the night from Birmingham to stake out Westminster for more than an hour and a half before mowing down cyclists outside the Houses of Parliament, it emerged on Tuesday night.<p>The 29-year-old man, who is believed to be of Sudanese origin, waited …

Extremism

iWonder - The Gunpowder Plot: Three years in the making

The greatest terror plot<p>We all know the story of Guy Fawkes and how he was caught as he tried to blow up the House of Lords with gunpowder. But it took more than one man on a single night to nearly change the course of British history.<p>Thirteen conspirators conceived a terrorist plot on an …

Humanities

Push to protect Muslim women in UK from Sharia Law

A cross-bench member of the British House of Lords has introduced a private member's bill to protect Muslim women in Britain from Sharia Law. …

Religion

Driver arrested for terrorism after crashing into barrier at British Parliament

Metropolitan Police have arrested the driver of a vehicle after he crashed into the barriers outside British Parliament in London and are holding him …

Extremism

Car slams into barriers at UK Parliament

London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday that a man was under arrest on suspicion of terrorism after driving through a group of pedestrians and then …

Extremism

Counter-Terrorism Officers Investigating Westminster Car Crash

A man reportedly crashed his car into the barriers outside of U.K.'s Parliament early Tuesday morning.<p>London police arrested a man Tuesday who they …

Extremism

Europe - what next?

Come and join us to hear two influential speakers update us on the latest news about our relationship with Europe, and what opportunities we have to …

European Parliament

'Shameful' House of Lords event condemned after audience 'blames Jews for Holocaust'

The Israel Embassy in London has condemned an event at the House of Lords at which audience members compared Israel to Daesh terrorists and suggested …

Israel

LeBron James Couldn’t Help But Honor Carmelo Anthony’s Memorable Run On The Hawks

Basketball is generally broken down by eras. The ’80s were defined by the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, the ’90s were all about Michael Jordan establishing himself as an all-time great, the ’00s are remembered for ghastly and unwatchable basketball and also by …

Basketball

The harrying of British veterans over Bloody Sunday is macabre and unfair 

It is absurd and grossly unfair that 46 years after the tragic event generally known as Bloody Sunday, the Northern Ireland Police Service should still be harrying and questioning individual soldiers of the British Army, some in their seventies and in ill health, in a desperate attempt to pin …

Northern Ireland

Why is the Government going to so much trouble to ensure adults can access violent pornography?

<b>Amendments to the Digital Economy Bill must be reversed</b><p>Having laboured for many years in the field of online safety, I very much welcome part three of the Digital Economy Act 2017 which requires robust age verification checks to protect children from accessing pornography. The Government deserves …

Internet Safety

THERESA MAY CONDEMNS BORIS JOHNSON'S BURKA COMMENTS

Theresa May has criticised her former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for an article in which he described burka-wearing women as looking "absolutely ridiculous" .<p>Mr Johnson made the remarks in a Daily Telegraph column.<p>The Conservative Party's chairman, Brandon Lewis, has called on Mr Johnson to …

Great Britain

More than £60,000 of taxpayers' money spent on compensating staff and visitors injured in Parliament

More than £60,000 of taxpayers' money has been spent on compensating staff and visitors injured in Parliament, including a cleaner who was paid £18,190 after a ceiling tile fell on their head.<p>Claims paid out over the past three years include nearly £20,000 to a guest who was splashed with hot water …

Compensation

It's my people who voted for Brexit. To call them racist is wrong and divisive

<i>Peter Mandelson is wrong: the British people were simply tired of decades of neglect</i><p>Peter, now Lord, Mandelson and I have three things in common. Obviously, we’re both members of the House of Lords. Both of us were architects of New Labour (albeit in Peter’s case more prominently than in mine). And …

Great Britain

The ODI responds to House of Lords call for evidence into internet regulation – The ODI

In March 2018 the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications invited contributions to its inquiry on the regulation of the internet.<p>Our …

Cricket

Elystan Morgan

Former MP for Cardiganshire, Elystan Morgan, has been a member of the House of Lords for 37 years.<p>Martin travels to Westminster to hear about working …

News (Wales)

Idea of an international aid workers’ register is quite unrealistic | Financial Times

Having worked in the aid sector I know that sexual exploitation and abuse can occur, as in every walk of life, and the International Development …

International Development

Lord Sugar under fire again over tweet 'objectifying' Croatian shop assistant

Lord Sugar has been accused of objectifying women after he posted yet another controversial tweet.<p>The Apprentice boss posted an image of a blonde …

Donald Trump

Law watchdog accused of 'lax' approach after dropping probe into Hogan Lovells misconduct claims

Britain’s law watchdog has been accused of a “lax” approach after an alleged “body-swerve” to avoid investigating claims of misconduct by City law firm Hogan Lovells in South Africa.<p>The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has spent six months considering whether to probe claims first raised by …

Corruption

Online trolls may be barred from being MP or councillor

<b>Online trolls who intimidate election candidates or campaigners could be barred from public office under government proposals being considered.</b><p>Extreme intimidation cases are already punishable with a jail sentence.<p>A 2017 parliamentary report highlighted the "significant factor" of social media …

Great Britain

We’re taking the government to the court of human rights because we’re sick of the House of Lords’ sexism

opinion<p>Founder of Daughters’ Rights.<p><b>Five women are taking the UK government to the European Court of Human Rights in an attempt to overturn</b> …

Human Rights

Review: ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3’ is a Royal Let-Down

In fact, the only time the film seems to mirror its past glory is when Aditya and Madhavi surrender to their unhinged desire to checkmate each …

Entertainment (India)

UK Music Echoes House of Lords’ Warning Over Impact Of Brexit On Live Tours

26 July 2018 - Press release<p>UK Music has welcomed a report today (Thursday) that urges the Government to combat the potential impact of Brexit on …

Great Britain

Nelson McCausland: Why arrogance of metropolitan elite like Baron Adonis makes me glad I voted to leave the EU

Baron Adonis of Camden Town was in Northern Ireland recently for a few days to talk about Brexit. Andrew Adonis is usually one of the shadowy figures …

Great Britain

House of Lords warns Brexit may starve UK museums of skilled workers

A House of Lords committee report is warning of the dangers of Brexit for museums and arts organisations. The report, Brexit: Movement of People in …

Great Britain

Female heirs take Britain to top EU court over upper house law

The ancient law of primogeniture dictates that aristocratic titles pass down through the male line, excluding women from election to the House of …

Judiciary

Committee seeks written evidence

The deadline for submissions of written evidence is 1pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018

Local Economies

Why John Cleese Refused To Become An English Lord

Comedian John Cleese had a chance to add 'lord' to his name about 20 years ago, and despite his irreverent nature, he seriously considered accepting …

Cannabis

Life Peerages Act at 60: The reforms that made the House of Lords more democratic

Marking its 60th anniversary on 24 July, the Life Peerages Act 1958, was introduced to open the House of Lords to non-hereditary peers, ensuring the …

Great Britain