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    Labour calls for reform of The Lords.

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    Labour calls for reform of The Lords.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 28 Mar 2014, 12:12 pm

    Labour peers are calling for major reform of the House of Lords which could lead to the expulsion of all remaining hereditary peers.

    The report is endorsed by Sadiq Khan, Labours shadow justice secretary, and comes as peers on Friday prepare to debate plans to remove members of the Lords who do not turn up as well as giving members the right to retire or resign.

    Read more on this HERE.




    MPs have been waffling on about this reform for many years and yet here we are, still with a bunch of un-elected, old and sleepy-headed toffs "Lording" it over the elected House of Commons.

    This reform has been a long time in coming and I hope they do it right this time.

    What say you ?


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    Re: Labour calls for reform of The Lords.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 29 Mar 2014, 4:27 pm

    I don't know what they are on about anyway as they had their chance to fix what is wrong in The Lords when Blair was PM and they made a hash of it then.

    I don't know that they are going to do this time.
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    Re: Labour calls for reform of The Lords.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 30 Mar 2014, 10:57 am

    I can understand your scepticism there Angie as many governments of the past have talked about a proper reform of the House of Lords but they have never seemed to have the courage to do it properly.

    We are just going to have to wait and see what Miliband's Labour government will do towards this end.


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