House of Lords

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Minister quits in Lords over government handling of Covid loans fraud
Lord Agnew resigns in parliament after £4.3bn write-off, saying oversight of scheme had been ‘nothing less than woeful’

Jessica Elgot, Peter Walker and Rupert Neate

24, Jan, 2022 @7:31 PM

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I’ve been protesting all my life. It can feel futile, yet doing nothing is much worse | Polly Toynbee
The Tories are trying to ban the activism that has shaped me – from Greenham Common to UK Uncut, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

21, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Johnson denies he was warned No 10 event in May 2020 was against rules and says he did not lie to parliament – as it happened
PM says ‘nobody told me that what we were doing was against the rules’ and says he did not tell lie in Commons

Andrew Sparrow

18, Jan, 2022 @6:09 PM

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Curbs on ‘noisy protests’ may return to Commons after Lords defeat
Peers rejected measures in police, crime, sentencing and courts bill targeted at activists

Rajeev Syal and Matthew Taylor

18, Jan, 2022 @12:19 PM

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Lords inflict multiple defeats on ministers with misogyny voted a hate crime
Peers vote 242-185 for heavier penalties in England and Wales as ministers lose 14 divisions

Jedidajah Otte

18, Jan, 2022 @12:27 AM

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Lords watchdog launches inquiry into Michelle Mone over ‘VIP lane’ contract
Investigation into Tory peer relates to PPE company awarded £203m in government contracts

David Conn

17, Jan, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Lord Myners obituary
Energetic businessman, adviser to Gordon Brown during the 2008 financial crisis and former chair of the Guardian Media Group

Martin Adeney

16, Jan, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Protesters rally across UK against police and crime bill
Bill condemned by activists as an attack on the right to protest will be voted on in Lords on Monday

Clea Skopeliti

15, Jan, 2022 @4:48 PM

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‘Dangerous’ new UK policing bill would crush protests like ours, Gurkhas warn
Veterans say ‘arbitrary’ powers contained in proposals going before the Lords would have silenced their pensions campaign

Mark Townsend

15, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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John Sainsbury, shopkeeper ‘to his core’, dies aged 94
Tributes to Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, who joined family business in 1950 and ran the chain from 1969 until his retirement in 1992

Staff and agencies

15, Jan, 2022 @4:29 AM

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Labour peers to oppose amendments to police and crime bill
Move means late changes focusing on powers to control protests could be voted down in House of Lords

Damien Gayle

14, Jan, 2022 @6:22 PM

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The BBC’s flat Earth policy should be roundly condemned | Letters
Letters: Helen Johnson, Bob Ward, Dr Richard Milne and Piers Burnett on the BBC’s director of editorial policy and his pursuit of impartiality

Letters

14, Jan, 2022 @5:58 PM

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