Good to see the Lords sitting bright and early this morning! It's worth taking into account that the Lord's are essentially volunteers. MP's are paid and ordered by the whips to be there all night if needed. The Lords are not, they were there to vote on principle. This whole process actually warms my heart a little and increases my faith a little in our Parliamentary process. Me too. If only we could get some closure on the reform of the Lords and put this "elected" House of Commons "overturning" the unelecetd Lords argument to bed once and for all! This week has shown exactly why I don't want an elected upper house. The strength of the Lords as a revising chamber is based on it's independance from the executive. An elected chamber would compromise this. For the record. That was the longest sitting in House of Lords and the third longest sitting the House of Commons since records began.