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Farewell Party At The House Of Lords

30/10/1999, By Richard, 7th Earl of Bradford

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On Thursday the 11th of November, a final farewell party was held at the House of Lords for the departing peers – a very sad occasion. The most upset people of all were the Attendants at the House, a wonderful body of people, who really failed to understand why the House needed to be changed at all.

As one said to me, ”But it worked so well.” “Unfortunately,” I responded,” The British people never really understood what the House of Lords did. Plus they have this strange image of drunk, half asleep old buffers reclining on benches, doing very little and earning lots of money for it.”

“But it isn’t like that,” he said. “Too late, now,” was all that I could respond with.

I got back home and found a most amazing e-mail waiting for me, rather an unfortunate one on that particular day, inviting me to go and give blood at a Mobile Blood Transfusion Unit that was going to be at the House in December.

I e-mailed them back:

“Does this mean that blue blood is still acceptable? Or only red these days! Surely you have drained enough from us in recent weeks anyway.”

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Re: Farewell Party At The House Of Lords

By Richard Wyland 13/02/2003, (Rating: 2.9 from 13535 votes)

Amazed they didn't want the "Pound-of-Flesh" as well...tsk

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Re: Farewell Party At The House Of Lords

By Rich 07/03/2003, (Rating: 2.9 from 13583 votes)

Farewell, to silly old traditions!

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