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  • Michael Crick
  • 3 Mar 08, 05:11 PM

Sleeping peerMuch amusement in the BBC office at Millbank this afternoon as we all watched the television feed from the House of Lords, and observed a leading Liberal Democrat peeress sitting - or reclined - right behind her party colleague Lord Thomas of Gresford as he spoke at great length in a debate on immigration.

Lord Thomas's arguments obviously required the utmost concentration.

I'd probably be hauled up before the Lords authorities if I were to name names. So I won't. And I'd be in big trouble next time I visited Edinburgh and bumped into her husband, a prominent Scottish journalist.

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  • 1.
  • At 08:25 PM on 03 Mar 2008,
  • ian wrote:

There's an argument that she's got her head against a tiny speaker in the seats, just like in this video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Run3XHe-XoQ

  • 2.
  • At 10:39 PM on 03 Mar 2008,
  • Bedd Gelert wrote:

Crick, the real joke is that even with sleeping partners anyone who spends a bit of time nodding off to 'Today In Parliament' understands only too well that more sense is spoken in the House of Lords than in a fully awake House of Commons.

I used to think we should have a much more democratic system in this country.

Now I would be happy to abolish General Elections and have the Lords in charge of the whole shebang...- and if they do occasionally reduce the amount of laws being passed by falling asleep on the job - well, that can only be a good thing after the incontinent legal verbosity of the last decade of New Labour...

  • 3.
  • At 11:40 PM on 03 Mar 2008,
  • Jeanette Eccles London wrote:

Sleeping Partners/Peers

Michael you are so funny and so very clever!

Glass houses and stones ?


  • 4.
  • At 11:42 PM on 03 Mar 2008,
  • Jeanette Eccles London wrote:

Sleeping Partners/Peers

Michael you are so funny and so very clever!

Glass houses and stones ?


So he's the cure for insomnia!

  • 6.
  • At 11:43 PM on 06 Mar 2008,
  • robert hope wrote:

one think i hate about politics is its based on freedon of speach as long as you say what people want to hear. What ever people think or support evryone as a right to speak even nike giffan as a right to say what he wants if u agree or not. but because hes bnp no one lets him speak good on the bbc its people like that talk show person is the reason i dont vote

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