I have had a call from a journalist at the Sunday Times who is apparently writing a story for tomorrow about Sir Alan Sugar and his surprise elevation to the Peerage. He wants to know what the reaction of the Labour Peers Group has been.
I haven’t spoken to him directly, but have left him a message saying:
“Many Labour Peers are looking forward to Alan Sugar joining them in the Government voting lobby late into the evening three times a week. They are, in particular, looking forward to seeing him support Government measures, like the Equalities Bill now going through Parliament, or those strengthening employment rights in the workforce.”