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Posted Yesterday, 06:09 PM

View PostBibliogryphon, on 23 July 2014 - 12:42 PM, said:

All this thinking about the House of Lords made me realise it is fertile Deathlist ground and whilst I do not intend to recreate the whole membership here I thought I would throw a few names into the frey. Then you can make your DDP like an English seaside town by including a decrepid old peer.

Since 2012 it has become possible for peers to formally renounce their membership of the house and their rights to speak but retain their titles.

Four peers have currently exercised this option.
  • Edwin Bramhall (b.1923)
  • Justin Grenfell (b. 1935) 3rd Baron Grenfell
  • John Habgood (b. 1927)...

Bibliogryphon

Posted Yesterday, 12:42 PM

All this thinking about the House of Lords made me realise it is fertile Deathlist ground and whilst I do not intend to recreate the whole membership here I thought I would throw a few names into the frey. Then you can make your DDP like an English seaside town by including a decrepid old peer.

Since 2012 it has become possible for peers to formally renounce their membership of the house and their rights to speak but retain their titles.

Four peers have currently exercised this option.
  • Edwin Bramhall (b.1923)
  • Justin Grenfell (b. 1935) 3rd Baron Grenfell
  • John Habgood (b. 1927) Former Archbishop of York
  • Jeremy Hutchinson (b 1915) Former husband of Peggy Ashcroft
Should all be obit worthy.

Bibliogryphon

Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:41 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on 19 July 2014 - 12:33 PM, said:

I'll confess I hadn't appreciated how poorly Baroness Campbell of Surbiton is, despite Deadsox picking her as a Deathrace candidate. Her high profile in the right to die shenanigans yesterday gave all the form studiers a good chance to consider their 2015 options. A certain amount of mirth ensued at MPFC Towers when the young 'un and his lady friend stumbled through the door clearly the worse for wear during the ten o' clock news and the young lady saw Baroness Campbell on television. I told her Baroness Campbell was fine and had simply togged up in the House of Lords to make a point, at the point the young 'un's lady frien...

maryportfuncity

Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

I'll confess I hadn't appreciated how poorly Baroness Campbell of Surbiton is, despite Deadsox picking her as a Deathrace candidate. Her high profile in the right to die shenanigans yesterday gave all the form studiers a good chance to consider their 2015 options. A certain amount of mirth ensued at MPFC Towers when the young 'un and his lady friend stumbled through the door clearly the worse for wear during the ten o' clock news and the young lady saw Baroness Campbell on television. I told her Baroness Campbell was fine and had simply togged up in the House of Lords to make a point, at the point the young 'un's lady friend finally sussed the wind up a couple of cushions flew in my direction. But when I heard Michelle Hussien interviewing her earlier on the Today programme it was like hearing a Dalek talking. Defininitly one of ours.



Galento

Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:22 PM

When I heard about Butler_Sloss stepping down from the enquiry, it was only then did i realise that she was the sister of the late Michael Havers, and auntie to the actor Nigel, and seeing that Michael's name has been mentioned in certain circles, it beggars belief that someone thought that she was the right person for the , heading up the abuse enquiry

gcreptile

Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:19 AM

Former Rep. Ken Gray, the "prince of pork", dies at 89:

http://www.politico....857.html?hp=r12

Guest

Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:27 AM

The former governor of Jamaica Sir Howard Cooke has died at 98 http://www.jamaicaob...d-Cooke-is-dead

Guest

Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:29 PM

that should say the no of female peers in their 90s has gone from 1 to 8 in the last 2 years

Guest

Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:27 PM

View PostBibliogryphon, on 10 July 2014 - 12:32 PM, said:

For those who play the long game it is useful to note that Baroness Butler-Sloss who has been appointed to run the enquiry into the handling of child-abuse allegations is close to her 81st birthday. Whilst currently in robust health she is worth pencilling into any wide ranging databases of people you might want to think about in five years time.

She'll live to her 90s no worries. The number of female peers has gone from one to 8 just in the last 2 years

Bibliogryphon

Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:32 PM

For those who play the long game it is useful to note that Baroness Butler-Sloss who has been appointed to run the enquiry into the handling of child-abuse allegations is close to her 81st birthday. Whilst currently in robust health she is worth pencilling into any wide ranging databases of people you might want to think about in five years time.

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