Monday, 13 October 2008

Plaid peers at the back of the queue

Peter Mandelson will return to Parliament today when he takes his seat in the House of Lords.

His elevation to the title of Lord Mandelson [Baron Mandelson of Foy in the county of Herefordshire and Hartlepool in the county of Durham] follows his remarkable Cabinet comeback – the second of his career – in Gordon Brown’s reshuffle last week.

The controversial New Labour figure has given up his job as EU Trade Commissioner to take over from John Hutton as Business Secretary.

Following an introductory ceremony in the House on Monday, letters patent detailing his title will be read out.

In addition to Peter Mandelson, Susan Campbell, David Pannick, Stephen Carter and Paul Myners, will be in line to be raised to the peerage in the near future.

What happens when you oppose the House of Lords for most of your political party's life? - straight to the back of the queue [Dafydd Wigley, Janet Davies and Eurfyl ap Gwilym]

5 comments:

Tomos 13 October 2008 at 10:10  

which is where they should be, how can anyone in Plaid justify taking ermine in a institution they openly vilify

Anonymous 13 October 2008 at 10:24  

Plaid are labours gimps, and as such should be treated as such!

Any member of Plaid getting to the house of lords deserves the title: Vermin in the Ermine!

Anonymous 13 October 2008 at 10:24  

Quite right too. Government and the House of Lords Appointments Commission should take priority.

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 04:06  

Excellent. Wigley is already putting his "nomination" as a peer on his CV. Pompous oaf.

Ian 14 October 2008 at 23:24  

Well, you do appear to be a miserable lot on this issue. Of course, you have the option of relying on the likes of Kinnock to get Welsh legislation through Westminster. Then again, most of you would be quite happy for it all to take place in London anyway, wouldn't you?
The fact that Plaid had the cheek to actually choose their Seconf Chamber reps through a ballot is what is really bugging you.
What a bunch of part time democrats.

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