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PTT Patron, former MEP Michael Cashman elevated to House of Lords

Michael Cashman — a patron of the UK's Pink Triangle Trust, former Labour MEP and one-time British soap actor — is to be made a Lord, it has emerged.

Lord Oakeshott resigns Lib Dems, warns party to ditch Clegg

A senior Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Oakeshott, has resigned from his party, warning that his party leader, Nick Clegg, is leading them to "disaster."

Doctor Who debated in the House of Lords

Following the world-wide record-breaking success of "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" last weekend, members of the UK House of Lords have paid tribute to the BBC's 50-year-old TV sci-fi drama series.

Op-Ed: Anti-war meeting at the House of Lords

London - On June 13, there will be a meeting at the House of Lords aimed at restoring diplomatic relations with Iran and halting the madmen who are trying to start World War III.

UK Government silences House of Lords with arcane measure

The UK government overturned Lords amendments to its controversial Welfare Reform Bill in the House of Commons, and used an arcane constitutional step to prevent the House of Lords from blocking this or similar measures in the future

Op-Ed: Campaign groups in last bid to stop UK Welfare Reform Bill

Following Saturday's protests, which successfully brought London to a standstill, focus returns to the House of Commons to stop the Condem government's controversial Welfare Reform Bill

Live music gets a welcome boost from UK Parliament Special

London - A Bill which seeks to make it easier for live music to be performed in pubs and clubs has received the backing of the United Kingdom's House of Lords. The Live Music Bill passed its third reading this week and will now go to the Queen for Royal Assent.

UK Government rumoured to be creating new peers

Rumours abound in Westminster about government plans to create approximately 60 new members of the House of Lords, potentially avoiding embarrassing defeats in future.

Plan to thwart religious same-sex ceremonies defeated in U.K.

A move to prevent religious premises from holding same-sex civil-partnership ceremonies in the U.K. has been defeated – and equality campaigners are elated.
 

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