Tom Stoppard - Donald Soper - Tony Benn - Walter Bagehot - Richard Dawkins - Alan Sugar - Polly Toynbee - Benjamin Disraeli - Christopher Monckton - Lord Beaverbrook - Sidney Herbert - Emanuel Shinwell - Oscar Wilde - Lord Chesterfield - Clement Attlee - W S Gilbert - Inside the Commons TV - Amanda Vickery TV - Mark Thomas TV - Meet the Lords TV -
38,901. The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughtout the ages. Tom Stoppard, Lord Malquist and Mr Moon
38,902. It is, I think, good evidence of life after death. Donald Soper, Listener 17th August 1978
38,903. The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians. Tony Benn
38,904. The cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it. Walter Bagehot
38,905. Bishops sit in the House of Lords automatically. Richard Dawkins
38,906. Look, I’m a member of the House of Lords and I’m the first to admit that I don’t understand how one gets new laws through. Alan Sugar
38,907. My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense. Polly Toynbee
38,908. A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both. (House of Commons & House of Lords) Benjamin Disraeli
38,914. I am dead: dead, but in the Elysium Fields. Benjamin Disraeli
38,909. Nothing surprises me about the Lords. Christopher Monckton
38,910. The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians. Lord Beaverbrook
38,911. It was like addressing sheeted tombstones by moonlight. Sidney Herbert
38,913. I went to the Lords because I had nowhere else to go. Emanuel Shinwell 1977
38,915. We in the House of Lords are never in touch with public opinion. That makes us a civilised body. Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance
38,916. The House of Lords – that hospital of incurables. Lord Chesterfield
43,598. The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days. (Champagne & House of Lords) Clement Attlee
45,272. The House of Peers, throughout the war,
Did nothing in particular,
And did it very well. (Politics & House of Lords) W S Gilbert, Iolanthe
76,497. Everything must be spick and span for Her Majesty. Craftsmen are sprucing up the royal apartments in the House of Lords. (House of Commons & House of Lords) Inside the Commons II: Upstairs Downstairs
76,498. The Queen will make her speech to open parliament. (House of Commons & House of Lords) ibid.
76,499. The Lords' official known as Black Rod will take the star role. (House of Commons & House of Lords) ibid.
76,500. The Palace of Westminster is a maze of tunnels and towers. (House of Commons & House of Lords & Houses of Parliament) ibid.
76,501. Built nearly a thousand years ago, Westminster Hall was where King Charles I was sentenced to death. (House of Commons & House of Lords & Houses of Parliament) ibid.
90,106. 1958 until they were legitimately permitted to sit in the House of Lords. (Suffragette & Rights & Women & Equality & House of Lords & Feminine) Amanda Vickery, Suffragettes: Forever! The Story of Women and Power ***** BBC 2015
99,513. The House of Lords: the vermin in ermine. Mark Thomas Comedy Product s5e6
99,456. House of Lords? Into the belly of the catheter of the beast I shall go! Mark Thomas Comedy Product s6e4
103,122. As political elites everywhere go up in flames one place remains untouched. Welcome to the Lords … Is there still a place for this very British institution? Meet the Lords I: Joining the Club, BBC 2017
103,123. 92 hereditary peers remain. ibid.
103,125. ‘Far too many people have been put in here as a sort of personal reward.’ ibid. Norman Tebbit
103,126. ‘The ceremony is just absolutely ridiculous.’ ibid. Oona King
103,127. Most amendments are uncontroversial. ibid.
103,128. There are roughly 200 female peers. ibid.
103,417. For a hundred years the delicate balance of power has existed between our two houses of parliament. Meet the Lords II: Rebel Lords
103,418. Now Labour and Lib-Dems outgun the Tories. ibid.
103,710. In Westminster the Lords prepare for the biggest show of the year … The Lords’ library has been commandeered as a changing room. Meet the Lords III: Brexit and Exit
103,711. The sewage ejecters and many other parts of the palace are on their last legs. (House of Lords & Houses of Parliament) ibid.