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peerage

1. the whole body of peers; aristocracy
2. the position, rank, or title of a peer
3. (esp in the British Isles) a book listing the peers and giving genealogical and other information about them
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DEFIANT Tony Blair will reward three key figures at the heart of the cash for peerages scandal in his resignation honours list.
Dear Editor, - Robert Edmis-ton's rejection by the House of Lords Appointment Commission for a peerage is based on political manoeuvring and sour grapes by Tony Blair.
Spotted on Ebay this week was a seven-day listing to bid for a peerage and at the time of writing, the price was up to pounds 1,000,400 after three bids (the pounds 1.
Four of the 12 backers who lent the pounds 14million were proposed for peerages but have been turned down.
Labour has admitted that three millionaire supporters provided loans of pounds 4 million in the run-up to last year's General Election - before they were offered peerages.
Commons leader Geoff Hoon conceded people thought the party had handed out peerages for cash.
And what's more, it devalues peerages for those who have truly deserved them.
SIR Alan Sugar has congratulated former Birmingham City managing director Karren Brady after reports she is to receive a peerage.
ANOTHER 40 Tory donors and cronies are to be given peerages before the General Election in May next year.
Surely Gisela Stuart is having a laugh suggesting automatic peerages for big city leaders.
Elsewhere saw peerages for several individuals with political ties, including Sir Stephen Sherboune, who was once Margaret Thatcher's political secretary.