Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield

Crossbench Peer

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  • Brexit: Negotiations - Motion to Take Note 20 Nov 2018

    My Lords, the European question has long vexed us, as a people and a country. When the wind from Europe blows through the corridors and Chambers of the Palace of Westminster, it scars our politics and sears our national conversation to a degree unmatched by any other issue. It can chill premierships—occasionally fatally. It is the great disrupter of post-war British politics; a story of...
  • Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note 23 Jul 2018

    My Lords, in a history department somewhere within the British university system, there may well have sat this very afternoon a young man or woman sifting their way through the paper trail already laid down by Brexit. When in 10, 15 or 20 years one or other of them sets out to write The Strange Birth, Life and Death of European Britain—the book which will make their scholarly...
  • The NHS - Motion to Take Note 5 Jul 2018

    I add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Darzi, on an inspiring opening speech. In the life of a nation, there occur a few ripe, golden days—the kind of day that you want to “bite to the core”, to borrow a line from the poet Edward Thomas. Undoubtedly, 5 July 1948 was such a day. The British state came as close as it ever has to institutionalising altruism when the Attlee...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 25 November 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)


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