Lose Lords dead wood

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

It is in­de­fen­si­ble to have so many peers claim­ing so much money when real grafters earn less while putting in a de­cent shift.

Re­plac­ing the House of Cronies with a fully elected cham­ber, or re­form­ing Par­lia­ment so the House of Com­mons func­tions com­pe­tently and ef­fi­ciently alone, is a grow­ing pri­or­ity.

Pub­licly aware peers who recog­nise the House of Lords is sink­ing into a swamp of de­ri­sion face a glar­ing choice. Ei­ther they lead by ex­am­ple and speak out, nam­ing and sham­ing then jet­ti­son­ing the un­de­sir­ables, or the gen­uinely good and great will run the risk of be­ing tarred with the same brush.

You can’t put a price on democ­racy but we can on the House of Lords. And it’s far too high.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.