Lord Trevethin and Oaksey

Crossbench Peer

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  • Parliament: Freedom of Speech and the Rule of Law - Motion to Take Note 23 May 2019

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, although I have the misfortune to disagree with his conclusion. My view, with respect to the noble Lord, Lord Hain, who obviously acted in what he considered was the proper way, is that this was not a proper use of parliamentary privilege. It might be instructive for me to say a little more than some other speakers have about the course of...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 8 Apr 2019

    My Lords, I am yet another lawyer. I apologise for that. I will not detain the House for long. I respectfully agree with the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, that this came to the House as a bad Bill—I would say a very bad Bill. It sought to send the Prime Minister into the conference chamber not naked but wearing a straitjacket, and that was clearly inappropriate given the very delicate...
  • Brexit - Motion to Take Note 25 Mar 2019

    My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, and before him the noble Earl, Lord Sandwich. I found myself agreeing with much—not everything, but much—of what they said. I also hope that their prayers prove to be efficacious, because they might be our best bet now. One of the hazards of speaking late in what the noble Lord, Lord Newby, I think, told us was the...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 October 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

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