Speeches

Gay oppression in the Commonwealth

Homosexuals are treated as criminals in 37 of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. In some of them extremely harsh punishments are available to the courts.

Lives ruined by the police

Much has been said and written about  the immense damage that has been done by many police officers, who  made public the names of individuals suspected of sex abuse crimes before any charges had been brought against them.

D-Day 75 years on

On 4 June, the Lords held a debate to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. In his contribution, Alistair Lexden spoke principally about Churchill’s role.

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Our democratic police watchdogs seven years on

Britain’s Police and Crime Commissioners, forty in number, were elected for the first time on pitifully small turn-outs in 2012. Surveys show that nearly half the population has still not heard of them.

Barbaric Brunei

Widespread outrage has been expressed about the Brunei government’s introduction of Sharia law, under which homosexuals can be stoned to death.

On 11 April, Alistair Lexden emphasised the abhorrence felt across the House of Lords in the last oral question before the Easter recess.

Northern Ireland - yet more talks

On 10 April, the Lords approved regulations which provide another five months for discussions on the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland. Two and a quarter years have now passed since the Executive at Stormont collapsed.