Straw plans Lords “reforms”

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

A leaked document from Jack Straw’s office contains plans for further “reforms” to the House of Lords in a barely disguised attempt to remove all opposition from the upper house by having 50% elected and 50% appointed Lords.

As I’ve said before, the “reforms” to the House of Lords are nothing to do with democracy and everything to do with politicising the upper house.  An elected House of Lords will be a disaster for democracy.

One comment

  1. Man in a Shed (10 comments) says:

    But the new house of Lords will no doubt be a great place for expenses paid politicians – who must be paid at a rate which will make them immune from bribery. Given an office – to interface with their constituents, and will need a gold plated pension and foreign fact finding trips every prolonged summer break.

    After all this is the price of democracy ?

    What really annoys me is that many of our new generation of politicians have never done anything useful or worth while with their lives.

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