The Government’s plans for the future of the House of Lords have justifiably received a bad press. They have been described by some as a ‘dog’s breakfast’. However, I have noticed that some commentators have referred to them as a ‘dog’s dinner’. I mentioned this to a friend. We spent some time discussing it. Is it more appropriate to call the proposals a dog’s breakfast or a dog’s dinner? Hmmm. ‘Well’, said my friend after some reflection, ‘at least we know they are not the dog’s bollocks’.