Tag : house of lords

The Naming of Sir Philip Green: Win For Workplace Rights or Defeat For Democracy?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The cover-up of workplace harassment by the wealthy was once again brought to the forefront of both parliamentary and public attention last week, with The Telegraph revealing that they had been prevented from sharing information concerning a leading British businessman. Ominously referring to the case as ‘The British #MeToo scandal … Read More

Democracy, but not as we know it

2 years ago / 0 comments

It is hardly surprising that the decision by the House of Lords to pass an amendment led to howls of protest from some. The by now familiar lines about ‘the will of the people’ seemed to have an extra edge when the amendment in question was proposed by the unelected … Read More

Is The House of Lords Proving Its Worth?

3 years ago / 0 comments

The House of Lords has voted to delay the tax credit cuts proposed by the government and make moves to protect people set to lose out from them. In a vote on Monday night peers approved, by a majority of 17, an amendment from Lady Hollis that declines to approve … Read More

Leeds Student interviews Lord Ahmed, the first Muslim peer

6 years ago / 0 comments

From humble beginnings as a first-generation immigrant fishmonger, Nazir Ahmed has risen to become one of the most prominent Muslim politicians in the UK. In 1998, he became the first Muslim life peer, and the first Lord ever to take his oath on a copy of the Koran. As the … Read More