Foreign News: The Lords & Ladies

When the question of reform of the House of Lords came up for debate four months ago, no aspect of it shocked the peers more than the proposal to admit women to the august Upper House. "The main point is that many of us do not want women in this House!" roared the 83-year-old Earl of Glasgow. "We do not want to sit beside them on these benches. We do not want to meet them in the library. This is a House of men, a House of Lords. We do not wish it to become a House of Lords and Ladies."...

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