Rubbing the hands with glee. On the absolute stupidity of an elected Lords, Martine Martin, G-d bless her cotton socks, has said:
I will argue that point to the death. I’ve never read an argument yet for this that stands up in any way. To say that an unelected second chamber is somehow “inappropriate for the 21st century” reeks of an incredibly superficial understanding of democracy and our parliamentary system in general. As we know, any banana republic can have elections. They’re meaningless compared to all the other nuances of a political system created in order to remove the potential for corruption or abuse of power.
At OoL now – the Higham Proposals for the Lords. I’m sure Westminster will take them on board.