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      PM presses ahead with appointing new peers

      David Cameron will press ahead with appointing a number of new Conservative peers, despite growing unease over the UK’s...

    2. July 27, 2015

      Sex scandal peer steps down from House of Lords

      The peer caught up in a sex and drugs scandal said on Tuesday he would step down from the House of Lords. Lord Sewel,...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The world’s big energy groups have shelved $200bn of spending on new projects in a round of cost-cutting aimed at...

    2. July 26, 2015

      Lord Sewel quits over drugs scandal

      Lord Sewel, the crossbench peer in charge of enforcing standards in the upper house, has quit after a tabloid newspaper...

    3. July 23, 2015

      Tanni Grey-Thompson, Olympian and peer

      Shouts of protesters rise distantly to Tanni Grey-Thompson’s second floor window in the House of Lords, an office she...

    4. July 14, 2015

      Former HSBC chairman admits mistakes over acquisitions

      The former HSBC chairman and chief executive Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint has admitted to making mistakes on some of...

    5. July 10, 2015

      Wealthy foreigners consider their future in London

      Some of London’s wealthiest financiers will be hit by Chancellor George Osborne’s clampdown on the tax arrangements of...

    6. June 18, 2015

      One building’s hold over a national culture

      Most countries have their fireworks on their national day, a celebration of independence or a famous victory. It surely...

    7. June 18, 2015

      MPs face House of Commons move while palace is repaired

      Charles Barry’s neo-gothic Palace of Westminster, completed in 1870, has endured through the reign of six monarchs, 26...

    8. May 21, 2015

      House of Lords poised for more combative role

      It is a little after lunch and in the Brougham room of the House of Lords library a blue-suited baroness is quietly...

    9. May 13, 2015

      Ennobled opponents prepare to disrupt Cameron’s plans

      After five years of coalition government and compromise, David Cameron’s Conservatives will resume business in the...

    10. May 2, 2015

      Ruth Rendell, crime novelist and politician, 1930-2015

      With the death of Ruth Rendell at the age of 85, five months after her friend and fellow writer PD James, each of the...

    11. David Allen Green

      April 16, 2015

      If a politician breaks a promise should a voter have a legal remedy?

      Imagine a politician making a clear and specific promise before an election. Imagine then, if you can, that politician...

    12. April 7, 2015

      House of Lords offers public access to Peers’ Dining Room

      Voters will have a chance to sample Westminster fare thanks to a decision by the Lords refreshment committee to open...

    13. March 31, 2015

      Lord Ashcroft retires from House of Lords

      Lord Ashcroft, the controversial Tory donor and pollster, has surprised Westminster by retiring from the House of...

    14. March 31, 2015

      PM gets first shot at governing in hung parliament, says expert

      Ed Miliband has no constitutional right to the first attempt at forming a government, even if Labour is the biggest...

    15. March 24, 2015

      Lords committee says economic case for £50bn HS2 not been made

      Supporters of the £50bn HS2 railway line have failed to make the economic case for the project, according to a House of...

    16. March 22, 2015

      Three main British political parties face embarrassment

      The three main parties endured embarrassment at the weekend over allegations including breaches of donation rules,...

    17. March 12, 2015

      BoE ignored advice on money markets probe

      The Bank of England ignored advice from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office to publicly confirm a criminal investigation into...

    18. March 10, 2015

      ‘Foolish’ to cut interest rates, says Mark Carney

      Mark Carney says it would be “foolish” to cut interest rates or expand quantitative easing in response to falling oil...

    19. March 9, 2015

      The only future for the UK is a federal one

      There is something Apple-flavoured about the Scottish National party. The world’s biggest company by market...

    20. March 2, 2015

      Profile: Lord Browne — master of reinvention

      Lord Browne, the former BP chief executive who is now heading L1 Energy, has a long history of reinventing himself. He...

    21. February 27, 2015

      UK urged to be ‘premier partner’ in Arctic

      A feeble approach to promoting Britain’s interests in the Arctic means that the UK risks being outmanoeuvred by other...

    22. February 24, 2015

      UK passes legislation to allow three-parent babies

      Britain has become the first country to pass legislation permitting the creation of babies with DNA from three people....

    23. February 24, 2015

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s 40-year career cut short by scandal

      Cut off by Downing Street and disowned by fellow MPs, Sir Malcolm Rifkind had little option on Tuesday but to cut his...

    24. The World

      February 24, 2015

      For a fallen superpower, neglect is worse than dislike

      A useful report on EU-Russian relations was published last week by the EU committee of Britain’s House of Lords, the...

    25. February 22, 2015

      Former foreign secretaries caught in undercover sting over payments

      Two former foreign secretaries, Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, have been caught in an undercover sting offering to...

    26. February 17, 2015

      Peers call for UK broadband to be classed as public utility

      Broadband should be defined as a public utility to guarantee unimpeded universal internet access for people across the...

    27. February 10, 2015

      Britain’s House of Lords needs to be downsized

      The British public has become deeply cynical about the political class at Westminster. Few issues ought to provoke its...

    28. February 10, 2015

      Cameron urged to give up right to nominate peers

      The prime minister should give up his right to nominate new peers to the House of Lords before the next election to...

    29. February 6, 2015

      Seeing the whites of company chiefs’ eyes

      The completely unexpected decoupling of the Swiss franc from the euro inevitably caught many currency traders out, with...

    30. February 5, 2015

      UK pension reforms a ‘shambles’, says Labour peer

      Pension reforms will allow claimants to game the UK benefits system and are a “shambles”, lawmakers have warned...

    31. January 28, 2015

      The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studio 1, London — review

      It begins with an act of auto-erotic asphyxiation in a cocked hat and tutu. It continues with a full-size, working...

    32. January 18, 2015

      The real climate battle after a sweltering 2014

      The announcement that last year was the warmest on record puts another nail in the coffin of climate denial. Not that...

    33. January 18, 2015

      Government delays push for pension transparency

      The UK government has delayed introducing legislation that would put an end to non-disclosure agreements between...

    34. January 7, 2015

      David Cameron ‘frustrated’ at delays to Iraq report

      David Cameron says he is “frustrated” by delays to the publication of a “largely finished” report into the Iraq war,...

    35. December 30, 2014

      New year honours: Start-up investor Brent Hoberman awarded CBE

      For all their talk of being “disruptive”, internet entrepreneurs show signs of becoming the new establishment. Brent...

    36. December 30, 2014

      Baroness Deech: divorce laws ‘urgently in need of reform’

      In a small room tucked away down the labyrinth of corridors in the House of Lords, Baroness Deech points to an oil...

    37. December 22, 2014

      Theresa May to make third effort to name head of abuse inquiry

      Theresa May will next month make a third attempt to propose a suitable person to run an inquiry into the alleged sexual...

    38. December 17, 2014

      Church of England appoints first woman bishop

      The Church of England has announced its first appointment of a female bishop, choosing Cheshire vicar the Reverend...

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