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2 months ago
London

Rape survivor 'disgusted' over no free trial transcripts

Survivors express disappointment as House of Lords rejects free court transcript request for victims. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Rwanda Bill: What happens next if Sunak forces controversial plan through Lords?

Rishi Sunak pushing for Rwanda plan in House of Lords, ensuring bill passing despite amendments. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

MPs set up fight with Lords as they reject amendments to Rwanda Bill

MPs rejected amendments to Rwanda Bill regarding deportation of asylum seekers who aided UK troops, setting a clash with the Lords. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Watch live: Rwanda bill returns to House of Lords after MPs reject amendments

The controversial Rwanda asylum bill is being debated in the House of Lords, focusing on declaring Rwanda as safe for refugees and streamlining asylum processes. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Lords' latest defeat of Rishi Sunak's Rwanda Bill delays it past Easter

Peers in the House of Lords voted against the small boats bill for deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda, citing concerns about international law compliance.
Lord Vernon Coaker emphasized the importance of upholding international law and criticized the exemption of ministers in the bill. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Watch MPs overturn all 10 Lords' amendments to Safety of Rwanda Bill

The UK Prime Minister plans spring flights for asylum seekers to Rwanda despite opposition from the House of Lords.
Government successfully resisted changes to deportation legislation made by the House of Lords. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Sunak risks fresh Rwanda vote battle in Lords after Commons boost

Rwanda deportation bill faces new challenge in House of Lords
Concerns over delays to PM's deportation plans [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Rwanda Bill: What happens next if Sunak forces controversial plan through Lords?

Rishi Sunak pushing for Rwanda plan in House of Lords, ensuring bill passing despite amendments. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

MPs set up fight with Lords as they reject amendments to Rwanda Bill

MPs rejected amendments to Rwanda Bill regarding deportation of asylum seekers who aided UK troops, setting a clash with the Lords. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Watch live: Rwanda bill returns to House of Lords after MPs reject amendments

The controversial Rwanda asylum bill is being debated in the House of Lords, focusing on declaring Rwanda as safe for refugees and streamlining asylum processes. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Lords' latest defeat of Rishi Sunak's Rwanda Bill delays it past Easter

Peers in the House of Lords voted against the small boats bill for deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda, citing concerns about international law compliance.
Lord Vernon Coaker emphasized the importance of upholding international law and criticized the exemption of ministers in the bill. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Watch MPs overturn all 10 Lords' amendments to Safety of Rwanda Bill

The UK Prime Minister plans spring flights for asylum seekers to Rwanda despite opposition from the House of Lords.
Government successfully resisted changes to deportation legislation made by the House of Lords. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Sunak risks fresh Rwanda vote battle in Lords after Commons boost

Rwanda deportation bill faces new challenge in House of Lords
Concerns over delays to PM's deportation plans [ more ]
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2 months ago
EU data protection

Lords to challenge controversial DWP benefits bank account surveillance powers | Computer Weekly

Members of the House of Lords are pushing back against new legislation giving the DWP power to monitor bank accounts for benefit recipients without suspicion of wrongdoing. [ more ]
#uk-politics
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Lords erupts in laughter as member makes dig at Liz Truss

The House of Lords erupted in laughter at a member's joke about a former prime minister during a session on foreign affairs. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
UK politics

Labour ditches radical reforms as it prepares bombproof' election manifesto

Labour is planning limited first-term reforms on social care, the House of Lords, and green investment in its manifesto.
Labour will not seek to legislate on the creation of a new national care service in its first king's speech, instead focusing on fair pay for care workers and workers' rights. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
UK politics

Peer who praised rising temperatures appointed to climate crisis committee

David Frost, an influential Conservative peer, has been appointed to a key parliamentary committee on the climate crisis despite controversial views on rising global temperatures.
Frost's appointment to the committee suggests that fringe views on climate are becoming more mainstream within the Conservative party. [ more ]
www.france24.com
6 months ago
Europe politics

UK Parliament approves Sunak's Rwanda bill as right-wing rebels back down

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak won a parliamentary vote on his plan to send migrants to Rwanda, avoiding a serious weakening of his authority.
The bill still needs approval from the unelected upper chamber House of Lords and could face legal challenges before becoming law. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Lords erupts in laughter as member makes dig at Liz Truss

The House of Lords erupted in laughter at a member's joke about a former prime minister during a session on foreign affairs. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
UK politics

Labour ditches radical reforms as it prepares bombproof' election manifesto

Labour is planning limited first-term reforms on social care, the House of Lords, and green investment in its manifesto.
Labour will not seek to legislate on the creation of a new national care service in its first king's speech, instead focusing on fair pay for care workers and workers' rights. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
UK politics

Peer who praised rising temperatures appointed to climate crisis committee

David Frost, an influential Conservative peer, has been appointed to a key parliamentary committee on the climate crisis despite controversial views on rising global temperatures.
Frost's appointment to the committee suggests that fringe views on climate are becoming more mainstream within the Conservative party. [ more ]
www.france24.com
6 months ago
Europe politics

UK Parliament approves Sunak's Rwanda bill as right-wing rebels back down

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak won a parliamentary vote on his plan to send migrants to Rwanda, avoiding a serious weakening of his authority.
The bill still needs approval from the unelected upper chamber House of Lords and could face legal challenges before becoming law. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Moment Labour peer scolded for shouting' at minister during debate

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti scolded in House of Lords for shouting at health minister during debate on the Trips waiver. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

MPs again reject Lords' plan to protect Afghan heroes from deportation to Rwanda

Tory MPs rejected plan to prevent deportation of Afghan heroes who supported British troops to Rwanda. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Rishi Sunak facing potential rebellion over Rwanda deportation for Afghan allies

Rishi Sunak faces rebellion over Afghan heroes deportation exemption
House of Lords amendment prevents deportation of Afghan heroes supporting UK troops [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Lords vote to exempt heroes who supported UK troops from flights to Rwanda

Peers voted to exempt Afghan heroes supported UK troops from being sent to Rwanda under Sunak's bill.
House of Lords backed amendment preventing deportation of those who supported British armed forces. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
EU data protection

Lords tell Sunak: Don't send Afghan heroes to Rwanda

Heroes who assisted UK forces must not be deported to Rwanda.
House of Lords aims to amend stop the boats bill to protect Afghan heroes. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

MPs again reject Lords' plan to protect Afghan heroes from deportation to Rwanda

Tory MPs rejected plan to prevent deportation of Afghan heroes who supported British troops to Rwanda. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Rishi Sunak facing potential rebellion over Rwanda deportation for Afghan allies

Rishi Sunak faces rebellion over Afghan heroes deportation exemption
House of Lords amendment prevents deportation of Afghan heroes supporting UK troops [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Lords vote to exempt heroes who supported UK troops from flights to Rwanda

Peers voted to exempt Afghan heroes supported UK troops from being sent to Rwanda under Sunak's bill.
House of Lords backed amendment preventing deportation of those who supported British armed forces. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
EU data protection

Lords tell Sunak: Don't send Afghan heroes to Rwanda

Heroes who assisted UK forces must not be deported to Rwanda.
House of Lords aims to amend stop the boats bill to protect Afghan heroes. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Peer says he did not report wife's stolen credit card as thief spent less than her'

Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate joked about not reporting his wife's stolen credit card because the thief spent less than his wife.
The House of Lords reacted with laughter to the deadpan delivery of Lord Mackenzie's comment. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Peer says he did not report wife's credit card as stolen as thief spent less than her

Former police chief jokingly admits to not reporting wife's stolen credit card because thief spent less than she did.
His deadpan delivery left the House of Lords unsure if he was joking or serious. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Peer says he did not report wife's stolen credit card as thief spent less than her'

Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate joked about not reporting his wife's stolen credit card because the thief spent less than his wife.
The House of Lords reacted with laughter to the deadpan delivery of Lord Mackenzie's comment. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Peer says he did not report wife's credit card as stolen as thief spent less than her

Former police chief jokingly admits to not reporting wife's stolen credit card because thief spent less than she did.
His deadpan delivery left the House of Lords unsure if he was joking or serious. [ more ]
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#rishi-sunak
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Starmer: I've prosecuted more people smugglers than Sunak's had helicopter rides'

Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak clashed over deportation policy and criminal prosecutions during Prime Minister's Questions.
The Prime Minister faced criticism for accepting a helicopter ride from a Tory donor accused of making racist remarks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Rwanda deportation bill set back again after House of Lords votes

Peers in House of Lords defeated government on all 10 votes regarding Rwandan deportation bill
Amendments were passed to exempt certain individuals and provide safeguards for victims of modern slavery during deportation to Rwanda. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Lords pass five amendments to Rwanda bill in heavy defeat for Rishi Sunak

Sunak faced House of Lords defeat on Rwandan deportation bill
Legislation faces challenges on legality and human rights compliance [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Watch live as Sunak's Rwanda bill faces test in House of Lords

Rwanda bill faces test in House of Lords
Rishi Sunak's asylum scheme bill faces scrutiny from critics [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Blow for Sunak as Rwanda plan suffers first defeat in Lords

The House of Lords voted to delay Rishi Sunak's deportation plan with Rwanda until the government can prove the country is safe.
Lord Goldsmith's cross-party agreements committee argued that the promised safeguards in the agreement are incomplete and must be guaranteed before ratification. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Watch: Moment Sunak's Rwanda asylum bill suffers first defeat in House of Lords

The Rwanda asylum bill has suffered its first defeat in the House of Lords.
Peers supported a call to delay the ratification of the treaty with Rwanda until the government can prove the country is safe. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Starmer: I've prosecuted more people smugglers than Sunak's had helicopter rides'

Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak clashed over deportation policy and criminal prosecutions during Prime Minister's Questions.
The Prime Minister faced criticism for accepting a helicopter ride from a Tory donor accused of making racist remarks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Rwanda deportation bill set back again after House of Lords votes

Peers in House of Lords defeated government on all 10 votes regarding Rwandan deportation bill
Amendments were passed to exempt certain individuals and provide safeguards for victims of modern slavery during deportation to Rwanda. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Lords pass five amendments to Rwanda bill in heavy defeat for Rishi Sunak

Sunak faced House of Lords defeat on Rwandan deportation bill
Legislation faces challenges on legality and human rights compliance [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Watch live as Sunak's Rwanda bill faces test in House of Lords

Rwanda bill faces test in House of Lords
Rishi Sunak's asylum scheme bill faces scrutiny from critics [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Blow for Sunak as Rwanda plan suffers first defeat in Lords

The House of Lords voted to delay Rishi Sunak's deportation plan with Rwanda until the government can prove the country is safe.
Lord Goldsmith's cross-party agreements committee argued that the promised safeguards in the agreement are incomplete and must be guaranteed before ratification. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Watch: Moment Sunak's Rwanda asylum bill suffers first defeat in House of Lords

The Rwanda asylum bill has suffered its first defeat in the House of Lords.
Peers supported a call to delay the ratification of the treaty with Rwanda until the government can prove the country is safe. [ more ]
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#labour-party
BBC News
3 months ago
UK politics

PMQs: Sunak to face MPs after inflation falls to 3.4% - the lowest level in almost two and a half years - BBC News

Labour vows to change the Rwanda deportation bill in the House of Lords after MPs voted down amendments.
The bill may face further delays and not become law until after Parliament's Easter break. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Lords would have to retire at 80 under Labour plans

Imposing retirement age of 80 on House of Lords members and phasing out hereditary peers if Labour wins the election. [ more ]
BBC News
3 months ago
UK politics

PMQs: Sunak to face MPs after inflation falls to 3.4% - the lowest level in almost two and a half years - BBC News

Labour vows to change the Rwanda deportation bill in the House of Lords after MPs voted down amendments.
The bill may face further delays and not become law until after Parliament's Easter break. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Lords would have to retire at 80 under Labour plans

Imposing retirement age of 80 on House of Lords members and phasing out hereditary peers if Labour wins the election. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Watch live as foreign secretary David Cameron takes questions in House of Lords

David Cameron answering questions in House of Lords
British government pressing for investigation into Gaza medical staff abuse [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
UK politics

Lords hears list of women killed this year

Baroness Casey honored women killed in 2022 on International Women's Day in the House of Lords.
Jess Phillips started the tradition of naming women killed by men in the House of Commons since 2015. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Women in technology

Sunak's record on appointing female peers from party worst since Major, analysis finds

Rishi Sunak has the lowest female representation in appointing Tory peers compared to previous prime ministers.
The House of Lords has significantly fewer women compared to men, with slow progress in gender balance. [ more ]
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4 months ago
Education

Tory peer says trans youth shouldn't transition 'until their late 20s'

Support for delayed transitioning until late twenties for young trans people
Debate in House of Lords on supporting trans kids in schools and opposition from LGBTQ+ organizations [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
EU data protection

Watch live: Rwanda policy debate after MPs warn bill flouts human rights law

The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill is being debated in the House of Lords, despite concerns about its compatibility with human rights obligations.
The bill is intended to prevent legal challenges to the deportation scheme by limiting asylum seekers' ability to appeal against being sent to Rwanda. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Tory grandee warns Rwanda bill risks elected dictatorship'

Tory grandee Ken Clarke criticizes Rishi Sunak's Rwanda bill and warns about the dangers of overturning a Supreme Court ruling.
The Safety of Rwanda bill passed its first hurdle in the House of Lords but is expected to face more opposition as peers attempt to amend it next month. [ more ]
BBC News
6 months ago
UK politics

What is the point of Lebedev peerage, asks ex-Lords speaker

Baroness D'Souza criticizes Lord Lebedev's appointment to the House of Lords and questions his role and attendance
The House of Lords has been frequently criticized for its size and appointments [ more ]
Futurism
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

OpenAI Pleads That It Can't Make Money Without Using Copyrighted Materials for Free

OpenAI is requesting permission to use copyrighted works in order to train its AI models and continue growing its business.
OpenAI argues that using only public domain content would not be sufficient for training their large language models. [ more ]
#michelle-mone
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
UK news

Michelle Mone squares up to Sunak after PM's intervention over PPE scandal live

Michelle Mone defends herself against calls to be barred from the House of Lords over her involvement in PPE contracts
Mone claims that she was honest with the government and NHS about her involvement [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
UK news

Tell us if Michelle Mone should be expelled from Lords following PPE scandal

A Tory minister has called for Michelle Mone to be barred from the House of Lords after she admitted benefiting from a PPE contract worth 60 million pounds.
Baroness Mone has been on a leave of absence from the Lords for more than a year as she seeks to clear her name over the scandal. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
UK news

Michelle Mone should not return to the Lords after PPE scandal, minister says

Tory minister calls for Michelle Mone to not return to House of Lords following PPE contract scandal
Pressure mounts on government as Labour calls for Michael Gove to answer questions [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
UK politics

Michelle Mone should not return to House of Lords, says Tory minister

Conservative minister Lord Callanan hopes Michelle Mone does not return to the House of Lords after she admitted lying about her involvement with a company that had UK government PPE deals during the pandemic.
Mone had repeatedly denied any connection to PPE Medpro, which made millions of pounds in profits during the pandemic but later admitted to lying to protect her family from media attention. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
UK news

Michelle Mone squares up to Sunak after PM's intervention over PPE scandal live

Michelle Mone defends herself against calls to be barred from the House of Lords over her involvement in PPE contracts
Mone claims that she was honest with the government and NHS about her involvement [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
UK news

Tell us if Michelle Mone should be expelled from Lords following PPE scandal

A Tory minister has called for Michelle Mone to be barred from the House of Lords after she admitted benefiting from a PPE contract worth 60 million pounds.
Baroness Mone has been on a leave of absence from the Lords for more than a year as she seeks to clear her name over the scandal. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
UK news

Michelle Mone should not return to the Lords after PPE scandal, minister says

Tory minister calls for Michelle Mone to not return to House of Lords following PPE contract scandal
Pressure mounts on government as Labour calls for Michael Gove to answer questions [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
UK politics

Michelle Mone should not return to House of Lords, says Tory minister

Conservative minister Lord Callanan hopes Michelle Mone does not return to the House of Lords after she admitted lying about her involvement with a company that had UK government PPE deals during the pandemic.
Mone had repeatedly denied any connection to PPE Medpro, which made millions of pounds in profits during the pandemic but later admitted to lying to protect her family from media attention. [ more ]
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HuffPost
8 months ago
Europe politics

Ex-Prime Minister David Cameron Makes Shock Return To U.K. Government

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has returned to high office as the foreign secretary in a major government reshuffle.
Cameron's appointment as foreign secretary was unexpected, as it is rare for a non-lawmaker to hold such a position.
Cameron's return to government comes after he resigned following the 2016 EU membership referendum. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
1 day ago
Black Lives Matter

Who is Black Rod and what is their job at the State Opening of Parliament?

The State Opening of Parliament involves the King's Speech, led by Black Rod, symbolizing the monarch's presence in Parliament [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 day ago
Digital life

A Guide to the King's Speech: Crown Jewels, Black Rod and a Mace

Britain's Parliament reopens with ancient traditions under new Labour government. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
1 week ago
Left-wing politics

Starmer does not think Biden should retire as he plans for dinner at the White House

Keir Starmer suggested House of Lords members retire at 80, not implying Joe Biden's fitness to be President. [ more ]
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