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Diary of a parliamentary intern
  1. Anthony Ridge

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Parliamentary veterinary intern Anthony Ridge attends a House of Lords EU Select Committee meeting and reflects on the important role that the House of Lords could play in Brexit negotiations.

The House of Lords appeared to me to be a rather mysterious institution when I started my internship almost a year ago. I had images of groups of ageing aristocrats dining in lavish halls and living lives far removed from those of normal everyday folk. But the truth, as I have found, is rather different. The modern role that the House of Lords plays in shaping laws and challenging the Government is something that, until this year, I knew …

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