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Sunday, 22 April 2012

House of Lords? Just Abolish It

Look, it's a nest of crooks. It costs a great deal of public money. Its members endlessly puff themselves for keeping the Commons in check when it fact they just insert clauses into legislation which lobbyists have paid them to insert.

We live in an age of austerity, they say. Well, get real about it then. Save money where you can.

Abolish it, and members of the House of Commons will just have to study Bills more closely before they pass them.

Abolish it, since none of the proponents of a reformed Upper Chamber can agree how to reform it which is just a recipe for another botched job, like Tony Blair's reforms.

Abolish it and forget about it.

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