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  • n. Plural form of cross-bencher.


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  • My colleague Tom Clark assesses what happened:Once again the cross-benchers disappointed, with the balance going with the government, although by a less decisive margin this time.

    Welfare reform bill: household benefit cap Lords debate - Monday 23 January

  • The big disappointment – and the reason why this amendment was not successful – was the way that the cross-benchers broke in favour of the government.

    Welfare reform bill: household benefit cap Lords debate - Monday 23 January

  • Well, Lady Sylvia Hermon announced her resignation from the UUP yesterday, which means that for the first time since the party was founded it does not have a single member in the House of Commons (there are handful of cross-benchers in the House of Lords who remain affiliated with the party).

    North Down latest

  • By tradition, ex-service chiefs, on ascending to the Lords, become cross-benchers, staying above party politics.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • The current proposal would destroy the often significant role of cross-benchers and must lead to the Lords becoming a rather more elderly version of the Commons, with negative party politics and supine support for the Government replacing independence and a lack of fear to say No when necessary.

    MPs to Vote on Lords Reform

  • Many of them were cross-benchers, which is to say they were independent politically and could vote whichever way they liked.

    The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana

  • There are the well-meaning and the ill-meaning -- and again the incoherent cross-benchers, who mean a little good and a little harm and for the most part mean nothing at all either way.

    The Lee Shore

  • Government says it can meet mining tax demand THE Federal Government says it can meet the competing demands of cross-benchers and push its new mining tax through Parliament. | Top Stories

  • Mr Cameron is said to be so worried by their position he held private talks last Wednesday with cross-benchers to urge them to reconsider. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • He goes on to advise the shadow ministers: "I suggest you need four absolute red line amendments from which you do not move and which you promise to implement urgently as soon as you return to government; for many other amendments and issues you can support Liberal Democrats and cross-benchers" ...

    The Guardian World News


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