- Britain is reviewing the powers of the House of Lords after the unelected peers stalled legislation yesterday that would have eliminated some tax allowances for the nation’s poor. Senior Conservatives say the upper chamber of Parliament stepped out of their usual roles as technical overseers of legislation. However, Conservative MP David Davis warned that such a move was “bully politics” that would “disgust” the public.
- Former United Kingdom Labour Party MP Elliot Morley is jailed for 16 months for dishonestly claiming more than £30,000 in parliamentary expenses.
- Labour Party Members of the United Kingdom's Parliament circulate an e-mail that requests Prime Minister Gordon Brown's resignation.
- Nine United Kingdom Cabinet ministers have been implicated in Parliament's expenses scandal.
- Twenty members of the United Kingdom's Parliament demand House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin's resignation, amid at the 2009 expenses scandal. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-1-hi-uk_politics-8054657.stm (BBC)] [https:--www.telegraph.co.uk-news-newstopics-mps-expenses-5344495-Speaker-Michael-Martin-sorry-but-refuses-to-resign.html "(The Daily Telegraph)"]