Tag Archives

Archive of posts published in the tag: lords reform

The House of Lords needs to go, but it still has a job to do while it’s here

That image is from the latest Private Eye, but it’s echoing something that’s been all over the right wing of the internet in the last few days, as a harrumph of commentators and keyboard warriors have declared themselves to be shocked beyond all…

Labour’s political reform proposals: some good ideas, but where’s the detail?

Labour have launched their plans for political reform (there’s a PDF with more detail here) and at a first look, they’re not that bad. Not perfect, but definitely steps in the right direction and with a bit more coherence to them than the…

The smell of hypocrisy in the morning

We all remember some of the shameful things that happened in Parliament during the last Labour government. Chief among them, of course, were the repeated times when the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats used their majority of votes their to repeatedly block any attempts…

Trapped in ermine

Remember when the Tories appeared to be in favour of reforming the House of Lords, and even electing it? Well, looks like that’s been sacrificed on the altar of their all-consuming hatred of Peter Mandelson. Yes, the very idea that Mandelson might be…

%d bloggers like this: