Peer calls Michael Gove 'intellectual flibbertigibbet' over House of Lords move

Members of the Lords were not impressed with the levelling up secretary saying peers should leave London while restoration works is carried out in Parliament.

Crossbencher Lord Carlile, a former Lib Dem MP, reminded Michael Gove: "We are one Parliament, not two."

Meanwhile Lord Cormack, a former Tory MP, questioned the authority of Mr Gove and asked if the plan was "just another freelance exercise by another intellectual flibbertigibbet".

Move out of London during Parliament renovation, Michael Gove tells peers