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An Idiot’s Guide to… The House of Lords

The seats in the House of Lords are red because if peers were to wake up to an all-white décor they may fear they had died.

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Posted: Jul 11th, 2012
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House of Lords to be replaced by panel from The Voice

Sir Tom apparently got his knighthood for services to Margaret ThatcherIn a major constitutional change aimed at raising public levels of interest in parliamentary proceedings at least above those enjoyed by chaffinches on Countyfile, the House of Lords is to be scrapped and replaced by a new second chamber consisting of Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, Danny O’Donoghue, and

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Posted: May 21st, 2012
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Claimants to wear benefit caps

The Government’s flagship Welfare Reform Bill has suffered a series of defeats in the House of Lords, but Work & Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has vowed to press on with plans to force poor people to wear benefits caps.

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Posted: Feb 1st, 2012
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Severely drunk community demand rights, extra chili sauce, no salad

protesters saved a bit for 'besht mate' Dave CameronThousands of extremely inebriated men and women zig-zagged their way from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street late last night to deliver their hand-written, barely legible charter to the Prime Minister, demanding a fairer deal for tanked-up British citizens.

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Posted: May 24th, 2011
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