Former Crossbench Peer
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My Lords, I, too, commend the noble Baroness, Lady Kinnock, on securing this important debate. I first visited Myanmar nearly 30 years ago, in 1988, shortly after the putsch that brought the military to power. At the time I was a correspondent for BBC World Service, which to this day has a reach in Burma unequalled by any in the contemporary world. In the past few years there have been many...
My Lords, I welcome this debate and declare my interest as a trustee of the School of Oriental and African Studies, from where I also graduated with a master’s degree and a PhD. In addition, I am a member of the Council of Swansea University. In this country we have some of the finest universities in the world. Indeed, our universities as a whole are second only perhaps to those of the...
My Lords, I welcome this debate, although I rise with some apprehension, as the register notes my membership of that endangered —nay, condemned—species, the BBC Trust. I acknowledge, too, a previous speaker in the debate, the noble Lord, Lord Patten of Barnes, who led the BBC Trust for several years with that considerable élan for which he is renowned and which was demonstrated again...
Former Crossbench Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 18 October 2010
Left the House of Lords on 23 April 2017
Party was Labour until 25 Oct 2010; Other until 9 Oct 2011; Labour until 30 Nov 2011
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