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In a statement posted on Twitter, Ephraim Mirvis said: "Shami Chakrabarti has a proud record of public service, but in accepting this peerage, the credibility of her report lies in tatters and the Labour Party's stated intention, to unequivocally tackle anti-Semitism, remains woefully unrealised.
But it emerged yesterday that Blair vetoed a peerage for Sir Ernest Harrison in 1997 after John Major asked for him to be honoured.
CONGRATULATIONS to Sir Alan Beith, the former Berwick MP, on the award of a peerage in yesterday's dissolution honours.
SIR Alan Sugar has congratulated former Birmingham City managing director Karren Brady after reports she is to receive a peerage.
Both studies treat of English and Scottish immigrants to Ireland; clearly, however, Ohlmeyer's is more narrowly focused socially, and significantly includes a sustained attention to the transformation of the small number of existing ancient families - almost exclusively Catholic - who comprised the peerage at the end of the sixteenth century.
Also selected for a peerage was the man behind the Ministry of Sound nightclubs.
In an exclusive interview about his new peerage, the headteacher said he had accepted the opportunity to sit in the House of Lords because it gave him the chance to continue to make a difference in society.
THE WIDOWof a dad kicked to death outside his home will be given a peerage.
DISGRACED MP Stephen Byers has come in for further criticism as it was revealed he will not receive a peerage.
Summary: Sir Alan Sugar is set to receive a peerage as part of a new enterprise role in Gordon Brown's Government.
A Tory was yesterday accused of "obtaining a peerage under false pretences" in a stinging attack by a leading Liberal Democrat.
Former Scottish Parliament presiding officer Lord Steel introduced a Bill which would strip anyone who has served more than a year in prison of their peerage.