In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Last week Boyd was named among those being elevated to the House of Lords, where he will sit as a cross-bench member, despite his Labour affiliations.
- The cross-bench peer had tabled a written question before Parliament was dissolved for the election after one of his constituents raised concerns.
- The fact that government used the guillotine during the committee stage certainly did not contribute to any intelligent cross-bench discussion.
- ‘Be clear what is at stake here’ says the cross bench peer.
- Only a small cabal of cross-bench MPs made the decision.
- In the Lords yesterday, cross-bench Baroness Masham of Ilton challenged ministers over Monday's Yorkshire Post report.
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