Constitutional reform

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Key questions about the House of Lords | Letters
Letters: Conservative peer Timothy Kirkhope on what the upper house does well and how to ensure appointments to it are done on the right basis

01, Jan, 2023 @6:38 PM

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The ‘indefensibles’: donors, cronies and lackeys embody case to abolish Lords
After Boris Johnson took political patronage to new levels by his appointments, Labour sees public mood is ripe for radical reform

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

29, Dec, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Commons speaker disagrees with Labour plan to replace Lords
Normally neutral Lindsay Hoyle could trigger row with Keir Starmer over one of party’s flagship policies

Kiran Stacey

20, Dec, 2022 @8:10 PM

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Think our plan to fix British politics is a pipe dream? Think again | Gordon Brown
Critics are already circling, but at a stroke Labour would clear out the rot from Westminster and give power to our regions, says former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

06, Dec, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Labour has a radical new plan, but will Keir Starmer dare stick to it?
Leader wants to ‘return power to where it should be’ but some in his own team are reluctant to expend the political capital

Pippa Crerar Political editor

05, Dec, 2022 @7:23 PM

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Labour plan to reform constitution will end ‘sticking plaster politics’, says Starmer
Proposals, including abolishing House of Lords, aimed at moving power away from London

Peter Walker, Jessica Elgot and Severin Carrell

05, Dec, 2022 @6:49 PM

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Labour embraces constitutional reform, especially if it keeps Scotland on board
Keir Starmer had something for everyone in his speech, but the details were a little sketchy

John Crace

05, Dec, 2022 @6:41 PM

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The Guardian view on Labour’s devolution plans: regional inequality is a blight | Editorial
Editorial: Britain is heading in the wrong direction, and radical change is needed in how money and power works


05, Dec, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Labour unveils plan to overhaul constitution and replace the Lords
Gordon Brown’s Commission on the UK’s Future also aims to curb influence of wealth and foreign money

Rowena Mason and Libby Brooks

04, Dec, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Keir Starmer warned by Labour peers not to waste political capital on Lords reform
Policy could distract party from pushing through other urgent measures, leader is told

Toby Helm

04, Dec, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Supreme court to rule on second Scottish independence referendum
Decision should settle whether Scottish parliament can hold independence poll without Westminster approval

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

23, Nov, 2022 @7:11 AM

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Keir Starmer: I will abolish House of Lords to ‘restore trust in politics’
Exclusive: Labour leader plans a new elected chamber after accusing successive Tory governments of handing peerages to ‘lackeys and donors’

Michael Savage Policy editor

19, Nov, 2022 @7:30 PM

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