The wisdom of Eleanor Laing

Having two elected chambers would reduce democracy, and reduce the accountability of Parliament to the people.


2 thoughts on “The wisdom of Eleanor Laing

  1. Laing, who is also a member of the Commons political and constitutional reform committee, warned that an elected House of Lords would end up in gridlock leaving it (possibly) up to judges to decide which House was right.

    “Can you imagine if there is a standoff between the Lords and the Commons and the matter goes to court and we’d end up having judges decide the big political issues of the day? That is not democracy,” she said.

    Surely she’s right. Who gives a monkeys about Lords Reform when it should surely be about getting the economy going again or exterminating Bollingergate bankers? Yet another Westminster bubble dutch oven.

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