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Re: Why is this news so quiet?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:01 pm
by Smouldering Stoat
There is a procedure, but it doesn't help in this case. It is possible to expel a Peer from the House of Lords under the House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2015, but the Standing Orders of the House only provide for it if the Peer is jailed for more than a year, and doesn't prevent the Peer from using his title, merely from attending Parliament.

In any event, this person isn't a member of the Lords. As far as I am aware only an Act of Parliament could remove his title, and whether it would be possible to stop him using the title anyway. Lord Buckethead doesn't actually have a peerage, apparently.

Re: Why is this news so quiet?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:29 pm
by atticus
And there was I, wondering how a peer of the realm could stand for election to the House of Commons.

Re: Why is this news so quiet?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:20 pm
by Smouldering Stoat
What I want to know is, what is the Viscount community going to do about this radicalisation problem in their ranks?

Re: Why is this news so quiet?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:29 am
by Hairyloon
Smouldering Stoat wrote:What I want to know is, what is the Viscount community going to do about this radicalisation problem in their ranks?

Probably encouraging it. :(

Re: Why is this news so quiet?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:50 pm
by atticus
He has dropped his appeal. The judge warned him that the sentence could be increased.

https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... l-sentence

His QC's fees will not have been small - Oliver Blunt QC, QC since 1994, a long list of major criminal trials to his name - terrorism, drugs, murder, historic sex. Paid privately, guys like that do not come cheap.

Re: Why is this news so quiet?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:49 pm
by Hairyloon
Thanks for the heads up.

Re: Why is this news so quiet?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:13 am
by atticus
You're welcome. What will you do now?

Re: Why is this news so quiet?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:45 am
by Hairyloon
I shall think about what to do next...