House of Lords

sirbhp

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#1
Just been listening to someone on the radio who is a peers has a number of fingers in corporate pies plus other activities.
They have made five speeches in three years, but i cant see how many times that they have attended. Votes are well below par .
Now it made me wonder if you take on a peerage should you not have to work a minimum amount ? serve on a Committee or two and if so how can you do this if you have three or four other paid jobs ?
Look at Andrew Lloyd webber for example of an extreme case . lives mostly abroad came over once to vote for the government .

Do any troops here know how it actually works at all ?? I thought that I was politically aware until today .





 
#4
Just been listening to someone on the radio who is a peers has a number of fingers in corporate pies plus other activities.
They have made five speeches in three years, but i cant see how many times that they have attended. Votes are well below par .
Now it made me wonder if you take on a peerage should you not have to work a minimum amount ? serve on a Committee or two and if so how can you do this if you have three or four other paid jobs ?
Look at Andrew Lloyd webber for example of an extreme case . lives mostly abroad came over once to vote for the government .

Do any troops here know how it actually works at all ?? I thought that I was politically aware until today .





Not watched this myself.It may help.
BBC - Meet The Lords - Media Centre
 
#6
It's a cross political party retirement home that pay's you £300 per day out of public funds if you attend and it's primary purpose is to be somewhere to send those who are beyond their sell by date and frecking useless but handy voting fodder for whatever political party they are affiliated to in the House of Lords.
Fixed for ya!...... No charge! :)
 

Auld-Yin

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#7
I watched that and it was an ok programme. Typical fly on the wall but the thing that came over well is many of the Lords don't like the ones who pop in just for expenses. Heseltine got a special mention as a non or seldom attender!

Oona King came over as a right 'look at me' up her own arse type of person who seemed to think she was doing the Queen a favour by changing her (designer) trainers for a pair of formal shoes when wearing the ermine. If you can instantly detest someone then that was her!
 

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