Sunday, September 20, 2015
Lords retirement age?
Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal Democrats, suggests in today's Independent on Sunday, that there should be a retirement age of 75 or 80 for membership of the House of Lords. Its my 87th birthday in a week's time, and there are three other LibDem Members who are 87 in October - Dick Taverne, born October 18; Bill Rodgers, born October 28, and Geoff Tordoff, born October 11. Maybe the House could manage without us, but I made a public declaration on my 80th birthday that I was never going to retire. If its any comfort to Sal, I expect Myelofibrosis to catch up with me before I get to 88!