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From: Tim Powys-Lybbe <>
Subject: Re: The history is long but is coming to an end
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 23:51:55 GMT
In message of 29 Nov, (Peter Stewart) wrote:
> ("Al Magary") wrote in message
> > The Daily Mail recently reported that the peers who lost their
> > places in the House of Lords are going to sue the government for
> > one million pounds damages--each. Their leader, Lord Mereworth,
> > said, "Our forebears and their descendants were given the right
> > to sit in Parliament for ever."
> Lord Mereworth & his followers are clearly kidding themselves amd
> journalists - precedents are well established for taking away the
> right to sit in the House of Lords, either by the parliament through
> bills of attainder or by the sovereign through orders in council.
Not to mention he abolition of the House of Lords in the time of the
Commonwealth, which is only a few years off topic for the period of
this newsgroup, though never mind the content.
For a miscellany of bygones: http://powys.org