Saturday, 29 January 2011

Unbound and Unbounded

Peter Hitchens writes:

Well done to the Labour members of the House of Lords who have been doing their jobs over the past two weeks – scrutinising and opposing legislation which the feeble, emasculated Commons nodded through.

Few yet understand the true meaning of the boundary changes David Cameron wants to impose at top speed – precisely because they haven’t been properly debated. When they
take effect, millions will wonder what happened and why they weren’t warned. Well, this is the warning. And the Lords have used what’s left of their independence to provide it.

Once we have an elected Senate, controlled by party machines, then it will be a nice, quiet rubber-stamp chamber. Will that be a good thing?

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