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Lords reform is dead – now what do we do?

You should have seen Nick Clegg announcing that the Liberal Democrats were dropping their plans for reform of the house of Lords – it was quite a sight because you know what he really wanted to say was “You Tory bastards!!” In short, a rare dose of sanity has blanketed itself over Westmister and faced with significant enough opposition to Lords reform that passing it into law would be unreasonably delayed, they have backed off and laid these plans to rest. What is unclear at the moment however is how much of a fatal wound this decision is to the…
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On the issue of Lords Reform

On Tuesday night I sat watching the debate in the Commons on the Lords Reform bill with considerable interest. Sure, the debate itself wasn’t hugely interesting and for the most part it seemed like many MPs wanted to waste time and repeat the same points as everybody else had already done. At the end of the session the motion to send the bill for a second reading was sadly passed. I say sadly since this is an abominable idea, much like many others coming out of the Liberal Democrat party. It is bad for the country, it is bad for…
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