Another problem for defenders of the HofLords...
"...The central allegation is that the Labour peer and QC, who has served in the cabinet and is now Commonwealth secretary general representing 2.4bn people, signed off on a lavish refit worth hundreds of thousands of pounds at this grace-and-favour mansion, making extravagant decisions over paint, curtains, bathrooms, chandeliers and even the loo.
“Baroness Shameless blew £300 of taxpayer money on a toilet seat,” said one story based on leaked documents from within the secretariat, with a further report claiming the Labour peer was so embroiled in controversy that she had been “snubbed” by the Queen..."
Private Eye (a satirical magazine) reports that she has ties with the former Ghanaian President John Mahama and with President Kenyatta of Kenya. IF what the satirical magazine reports is essentially true, in certain respects, some might suspect her actions (which are not clear) may have contributed to the chaos in the last Kenyan election. ..
Wiki: She received a life peerage on a Labour Party list of working peers and was created Baroness Scotland of Asthal, of Asthal in the County of Oxfordshire on 30 October 1997. Unquote.
She doesn't inspire much confidence regarding her judgement, professionalism or even perhaps her personal integrity.