bishops in the lords

  • December 22, 2017

    During a debate following a report by the Lord Speaker’s Committee which proposed to reduce the number of life peers, several peers, including members of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (APPHG), called for a corresponding reduction in the number of bishops from the Church of England who have the right to sit and vote in the House of Lords.

  • November 20, 2011

    “A dog starved at his master's gate, predicts the ruin of the state”. These lines from William Blake's Auguries of Innocence go beyond the obvious cruelty they describe. They remind us of the destruction which follows when power abdicates responsibility, care and compassion.

  • April 5, 2010

    Abolishing the House of Lords is vital to getting rid of corrupt corporate politics, says Anthony Barnett. But an elected second chamber may not be the good democratic, reform-minded alternative many suppose.

  • March 22, 2007