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Lord Dahrendorf

Former Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Inequality — Debate 29 Jan 2009

    My Lords, I confess that it took me a while to figure out exactly what this debate was about, but now it is clear that my noble friend Lady O'Neill has begun a debate on the good society, no less. What we call "choice" and "difference" are in fact freedom and equality, and it is on the whole issue of freedom and equality that I want to say a few words. It was Aristotle who said that entire...
  • Middle East and Afghanistan 5 Dec 2006

    My Lords, many speakers in this debate have referred to the key role of the Israel-Palestine issue for the future of the Middle East. I do not disagree with them, though one is bound to wonder whether the existence of an independent state of Palestine would have prevented the Iraq war or would have contributed to the solution of the present predicament. Having said that, I turn to an issue...
  • Debate on the Address 20 Nov 2006

    My Lords, I often agree with the noble Lord, Lord Gilbert; I certainly agree with his praise of the noble Baroness, Lady Williams, and his comments about Turkey. However, if there is one department of government in which I could never find myself it would be the one concerned with defence procurement. My comments are therefore on a different set of issues and follow the very important things...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1993

Left the House of Lords on 17 June 2009 — Died

Party was Liberal Democrat until 23 Nov 2004


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  • Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Dahrendorf’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 16.05% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • 5 people are tracking this peer
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 58 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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