With this new lot, the Lords looks ever more like a house of ill repute
selected certain Remainers but not John Bercow, who, as former Speaker of the house, would customarily expect to be nominated. While you could ask what happened to reducing numbers in the House of Lords, nobody would have wanted to miss out on Baroness Claire Fox. Pitchfork’s senior editor, Jillian Mapes, was abused following her review of Swift’s new album, Folklore, which fans judged insufficiently fawning. Swift isn’t responsible for her fans’ behaviour but artists should make it clear they don’t approve of abuse and call off the dogs. A more logical rule, where faces are concerned, would be that everything that can happen with a mask is allowed.