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Jan. 23rd, 2009

Noble Lords have been discussing Lords reform—specifically, how Members should be taxed. (The Tories are, of course, fighting tooth and nail against any suggestion that they should be taxed like normal people.) Labour’s Lord Lipsey thinks that this particular proposal’s time has come and gone—or rather, as they have been putting it rather more poetically,
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: … my noble friend Lord Lipsey felt that the morning glory of that White Paper had gone.
Everyone in the chamber who used this phrase was thinking only of the flower. Those reporting what they said were left having to cope with rather different mental images.

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