Sewel resigns

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Lord Sewel has (finally) decided to resign after unprecedented pressure. About time too. The House of Lords is already under intense scrutiny because of its unelected nature and cronyism. His continued presence only advance the arguments against the continuation of this institution.

Lord Sewel resigns

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Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Lord Sewel, has resigned after allegations were made he snorted cocaine with a couple of £200-a-night prostitutes.

This is the same Lord Sewel who oversees standards in the House of Lords.