Over half of Boris Johnson’s new peers rejected

Hannah Wright writes for the Institute for Government:

The House of Lords Appointments Committee (HOLAC) has confirmed that it rejected on the grounds of propriety no fewer than eight individuals who Johnson had proposed to ennoble. With seven new peers making it onto the list, that represents a rejection rate of over 50%. The previous average has been around 10%. This fact, combined with Johnson’s indictment by the Privileges Committee for misleading parliament, will further cement his reputation for constitutional recklessness.

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2 responses to “Over half of Boris Johnson’s new peers rejected”

  1. some of these people should never have made it to even being an MP.. if the Tories had a procedure matching the Liberal Democrat one they would have weeded out those who are clearly in it for their own gain, don’t have a grasp of reality, or have no comprehension of the Nolan principles..

  2. The problem lies that the UK has no constitutional law protecting the people and parliament against constant abuse to the system.
    The fact that those appointments were made by a person himself unfit for office and is likely have an indictment for misleading parliament cannot easily be stopped.

    We must have a federal written constitution and that should be top of the political agenda because most of our problems stem from this system abuse resulting in bad policies being enacted.

    If this cannot be achieved within the next couple of years then the UK cannot seriously continue to exist and therefore it will be only fair that Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England should be granted independence nation status as defined by the UN.
    We can even apply for European Union membership as newly formed nations.

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