Friday, February 15, 2008

Blogging Peers Feel left Out of Fantasy Lists

In about a month's time, a group of Peers are going to start a group blog callwed LORDSOFTHEBLOG. They're in a trial phase at the moment, but I got a sneek preview earlier today, and thought I'd quote a post from Lord Norton of Louth. He wrote...
It appears that the Sky News team have named their most fanciable MPs. Not to be outdone when it comes to generating lists, the doyen of list-makers and bloggers, Iain Dale, has invited nominations for the most fanciable political journalists. Why is it that when such lists are compiled, the Lords never get a look in? Is there something we should be told?

Now, perish the thought that I should solicit suggestions for a list of fanciable Peers... but if I did, I'd pick Baroness Anelay to be at the top!

I'll let you know when the blog goes live. Those taking part will be Lord Soley, Lord Norton
Lord Lipsey, Lord Dholakia, Baroness D’Souza, Lord Teverson and Baroness Lola Young. It's a Hansard Society initiative, and they'll be monitoring how it goes to determine if it achieves some public engagement goals. If they need any tips...

9 comments:

Man in a Shed said...

I canvassed Baroness Anelay at the last general election. Having just spoken to some voters whose support we'd lost and looking at the canvassing form I thought great at the last there'll be a few votes here.

However as the good Baroness opened the door she reminded me she was not allowed to vote for the commons.

Ok its a tenuous link, but what else do you expect late on a Friday.

Anonymous said...

Given the quality of the Lords, how about a list of the most cerebral peers?

Anonymous said...

Given the focus by the media on the rotten apples, why not correct the balance and have a list of those parliamentarians, in both Houses, who have devoted themselves to public service or good causes?

Anonymous said...

The Lords has some quite stylish and glamorous members (Baroness Boothroyd, Baroness Hayman, Baroness Scotland). It is notable how many senior positions in the Lords (Lord Speaker, Leader of the House, Attorney General, Government Chief Whip, Opposition Chief Whip) are held by women.

verity said...

Baroness Scotland is a dimwit and a passenger who has a title for reasons that have never been explained.

I like that Lord whose name I can't remember, but it begins with an R and he supports UKIP. I've never seen his photo.

Anonymous said...

Verity presumably is referring to Lord Pearson of Rannoch - at least his territorial designation begins with an 'R'. (Neither of the other two UKIP-supporting peers have names or territorial titles beginning with an R, so by a process of deduction....) You can soon find a picture of him if you Google his name.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Baroness Scotland's peerage has something to do with the fact that she was a distinguished lawyer who became a QC at the age of 36?

verity said...

3:20 -That's the one! P is fairly close to R. Anyway, wouldn't he be known as Ranagh?

verity said...

3:20 - Not that Rannagh is his name. I meant, he could be known as Rannagh as a nickname, despite his name being Rannoch.