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The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days.
View quotes by Clement Attlee

At least if you go straight to the House of Lords you can wear fancy dress and have a giggle
View quotes by Michael Winner

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
View quotes by Tony Benn

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
View quotes by John Muir

It is, I think, good evidence of life after death (on the quality of debate in the House of Lords)
View quotes by Donald Soper

Iím not even sure Iíd go into a reformed House of Lords. But letís put it like this, the decision would have been easier had there been not even complete reform but a substantial stride.
View quotes by Neil Kinnock

The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
View quotes by Tom Stoppard

The most accomplished way of using books is to serve them as some people do lords; learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.
View quotes by Laurence Sterne

Great families of yesterday we show, And lords whose parents were the Lord knows who (The True-Born Englishman)
View quotes by Daniel Defoe

Who would have thought that Blair would have given us war after war, House of Lords sleaze, an accelerating climate-change crisis, and an outsourced, market-driven NHS?
View quotes by Derek Walls

I am flattered to be honoured personally in this way; and I am pleased at the prospect of making a wider contribution to British national life in the Lords [on receiving a peerage]
View quotes by John Birt

Pavement slippery, people sneezing, Lords in ermine, beggars freezing; Titled gluttons dainties carving, Genius in a garret starving. (January, 1795)
View quotes by Mary Robinson

What a lovely day at Lords: it's lovely blue sunshine here today.
View quotes by Henry Blofeld



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