But let's not pretend that a Labour peerage
in these circumstances doesn't stink.
The advisory committee on honours is understood to oppose a bid to hand a peerage
to a former Tory treasurer Michael Spencer.
The reason for the award of these extra peerages
is entirely political.
Downing Street has refused to comment on claims that David Cameron is to give peerages
to leading Conservative supporters Brady and former Marks & Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose.
The canvas is broad and the treatment moves between the group profile to detailed consideration of individual families; at times the sheer wealth of data can be demanding of the reader, but the author never loses sight of the principal focus, that of the peerage
as a body.
Deputy PM Nick Clegg conferred a peerage
upon businessman Rumi Verjee, who has donated three-quarters of a million pounds to the Liberal Democrats during the party's turbulent spell in power.
Lord [Mike] Storey of Liverpool, with congratulations cards in his office at Plantation School, Halewood, after his peerage
was announced Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
It is the latest sting for Mr Byers after Gordon Brown signaled the North Tyneside MP would not be getting a peerage
Businessman and 'Apprentice' star Sir Alan Sugar is set to receive a peerage
as part of a new enterprise role in Gordon Brown's Government.
He told peers: "If, like Lord Laid-law, you give cast iron undertakings to the House of Lords Appointments Commission that you will immediately become resident for tax purpose in this country in order to get a peerage
and then flagrantly dishonour them you have simply obtained a peerage
under false pretences.
It would also set up a commission to investigate how life peerages
One of the Labour donors caught up in the cash-for-honours controversy last night admitted discussing receiving a life peerage
with the party's chief fundraiser.
Are we dealing with the peerage
According to Debrett's Complete Peerage
, 1990 edition, and Whitaker's Almanac, 2003 edition, there is no Lord Goring, either as a hereditary peer, courtesy title or life peerage
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