The House of Lords had the nearest thing it ever has to an almighty row on Wednesday. Peers on all sides are really angry that the Cabinet game of musical chairs seems to have ended up with no proper seat for the Leader of our House.
I know from experience at both ends of the building (having shadowed the Leader of the Commons for eight years) that the two Leaders have very considerable responsibilities to their respective Houses, over and above their Party and Government roles. Hence, members of were understandably upset that the new Leader – Baroness (Tina) Stowell of Beeston – had suffered an apparent demotion.
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