Tagged: House of Lords

No Such Thing as a “Progressive Alliance”

With figures across the left calling for an electoral pact between “progressive” parties, Antony Tucker says why this isn’t a realistic or worthwhile idea. Over the last few months, many figures across the left...

The House of Lords has become the largest unelected upper house in the world – its functions need to be transferred to a smaller, fairly elected body. (Photo: BBC/ Getty Images)

A Peerless Democracy?

The House of Lords is well overdue for reform, and David Cameron’s Resignation Honours List has shown why we need an elected upper house, says Antony Tucker. The House of Lords’ continued existence stands...

An Upper Chamber Worth Voting For

Amidst what some are calling a “constitutional crisis”, Joseph Ward says that we need the House of Lords and we should be looking at ways to save it. Lords reform clearly is not the...

Could the bloated second house be destroyed by its own membership? (Photo: Mashable)

Full House

By packing the upper house with donors, failed politicians and party supporters, David Cameron is doing more damage to the position of the Lords than any other prime minister. Since becoming prime minister in...

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