Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield

Crossbench Peer

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  • Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note 9 Jan 2019

    My Lords, in a celebrated article in the Times to mark the unveiling of a statue of the great Benjamin Disraeli in Parliament Square on the second anniversary of his death, the leader writer penned a sentence that has resonated ever since: “In the inarticulate mass of the British populace which they”— the Conservatives—“held at arm’s length”, Disraeli, “discerned the...
  • Modernising Defence Programme - Statement 18 Dec 2018

    In the noble Earl’s judgment, what above all in this defence review distinguishes it from its 13 predecessors since 1945? As a footnote, I am greatly interested in the new tauter approach to strategic policy-making, with the new net assessment unit. To enable your Lordships to test the quality of this new approach, I wonder whether the Minister could place in the Library a copy of the new...
  • 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...

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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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