Category - house of lords

  • March 11, 2010

    Almost everyone now sees the need for a reformed second chamber in parliament - where minorities can be properly represented, legislation decently scrutinised, and government held fairly in check.

  • March 11, 2010

    Grassroots democracy campaign Power2010, members of the public and civil and faith groups, are urging Church of England bishops to work for a reformed and accountable Second Chamber.

  • March 11, 2010

    The religion and society think-tank Ekklesia has today teamed up with democracy campaign Power2010 in an initiative to urge Church of England bishops to take a lead in reforming the House of Lords.

  • March 4, 2010

    There are many words that I could use to describe the front page headline in today’s Daily Telegraph. “Inaccurate” is one of the most polite, although it rather understates the problem.

  • March 3, 2010

    Several members of the House of Lords were probably already in bed by the time their colleagues voted last night to allow the use of religious elements in same-sex civil partnerships. But those of us who have long waited for this vote were wide awake.

  • March 3, 2010

    In a dramatic development, the House of Lords has voted to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnerships. Peers voted in favour of the proposal by 93 votes to 21, despite government opposition.

  • February 23, 2010

    Senior Church of England bishops in the House of Lords say that they will now support an amendment to the Equality Bill to lift the ban on civil partnership ceremonies taking place on religious premises.

  • February 15, 2010

    It is absurd that one of Britain's Houses of Parliament continues to consist of political appointments. It is time to ditch a feudal past and have a UK democracy worthy of the name, says a leading campaign group

  • February 3, 2010

    Having unelected male religious leaders from one denomination in an unelected legislative chamber is unfair, inappropriate and contrary to the Christian message of equality and justice, an audience in parliament heard this week.

  • January 29, 2010

    Democracy campaigners have reacted angrily to news that the British government plans to bury proposals to reform the House of Commons by putting them to a special vote which means they will almost certainly be rejected.