Lord Palumbo of Southwark

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 14 Mar 2017

    My Lords, if my memory serves me correctly, the noble Baroness used the word “cautious” in the very first sentence of her extremely eloquent opening speech and “prudent” in the second. She then went on to talk about the budget deficit being reduced by two-thirds. With respect, I am not entirely sure that it is apposite to juxtapose what has happened with the budget...
  • Autumn Statement — Motion to Take Note 3 Dec 2015

    Once again, my Lords, we meet to debate a Statement which consists of fractional tinkering, where a billion here and a billion there are magicked from thin air, where we know that none of it really adds up, makes sense or will come to pass, but there is no other way in western democratic politics. So I suggest an idea to the Minister for our next debate: no numbers. Instead, it should be a...
  • Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note 21 Jul 2015

    My Lords, in September 2007, George Osborne announced that a future Conservative Government would match Labour’s spending proposals. He promised real increases in spending on public services year after year. There was not the slightest mention of spending restraint. Just six months later, this position was completely reversed. Labour, he said, had failed to fix, “the roof when the...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 October 2013


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  • Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Palumbo of Southwark’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 6.79% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 5 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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