08 August 2009

The Lords love Mandy

The Lords do not wish to part with Mandy.  They would miss him so much.  Lord Strathclyde, Tory leader in the Lords, is going to oppose a government measure allowing life peers to retire from the upper house:

He said the retirement clause would allow people to take a peerage as a life peer, take the title and then to walk away if they decided they no longer wanted to fulfil their duties. “We will definitely oppose it.”

Although Lord Strathclyde may not be able to stop the bill coming into force before the election, he could delay its ­passage – possibly until after Christmas.

And after Christmas doesn't leave enough time for Mandy to return to the Commons this side of the election.

This will not end the silliness of the PM4PM cheerleaders, but what Strathclyde says just underlines the reasons why Mandy will not being be returning the Commons anytime soon, if at all.

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