Gin Lane, a scene of urban desolation with gin-crazed Londoners; a woman lets her child fall to its death and an emaciated ballad-seller.
When the U.S. broke away from the "mother country," the dream was to let the common good overruled selfish and private interests. Yet the federal government is arranged so this can never occur.
What did she promise?
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The government has avoided defeat on its key piece of Brexit legislation – but for how long?
The first defeat in the Lords for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on April 18, 2018.
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The history of Lords defeats – and why the fate of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill is not a constitutional anomaly.
Instead of having a separate regulator just for banks, the new system creates one to prevent financial crises, the other to ensure good market conduct and consumer protection.
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Healthcare professionals should have their freedom of conscience protected by law.
Baroness Tessa Jowell speaking in the House of Lords.
There are several things we can do to speed up the development of new drugs, without putting patients at risk.
Claims that peers could ‘block Brexit’ have been exaggerated.
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The Lords won't block Brexit, but here's what could happen when they debate the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Might even be room for everyone.
The latest reform plan doesn't really deal with some fundamental issues.
The Lord Speaker, Lord Fowler, during the debate on the Brexit bill.
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Peers have sent the Brexit bill back to MPs with changes calling for a vote on a final deal, and the protection of EU nationals in Britain.
The debate about what role the Lords play in Brexit is potentially based on a misunderstanding about what the upper house actually does.
If you think Brexit will be the issue that brings elections to the upper chamber, think again.
Ready for change?
Downsizing a whole chamber of parliament is a tricky move.
Who will get their hands on your personal data?
Will the Lords give the Investigatory Powers Bill the scrutiny it deserves?
In touch with the people?
The upper house has humiliated the government, and now there'll be hell to pay – or will there?
It's unfair to call Lord Adonis a political 'Judas'. He's a policy specialist who has always aimed for the centre ground.
Not a good look.
The circumstances may be unique, but the disgraced peer is part of a wider problem.
Every time and MP coughs, a gargoyle dies.
Some wild ideas have been put forward for the UK's seat of power over the years.
Gotcha: The Sun carries on the tradition of great British scandals.
In a scoop worthy of its deceased predecessor, the News of the World, the Sun on Sunday ran a five-page exclusive at the weekend alleging that Lord Sewel, deputy speaker of the House of Lords, had been…
We shall, we shall not be moved.
The Lords has a long history of scandal and this won't be the last.
Those bewigged Lords during the opening of parliament.
The UK election made an irresistible case for proportional representation, but a Conservative government is not likely to play ball. The upper house might be a compromise, though.