The red benches in the House of Lords

Photo courtesy of UK Parliament (used under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Read my posts about the upper chamber in Parliament, the House of Lords. Despite over a century of promised and attempted democratic reforms, it is still unelected, and even still has some hereditary peers in it.


What the Conservatives want to do to the Lords. What do you make of it?

One in five peers could be sacked to help control the size of the House of Lords, David Cameron’s official reviewer into reforming the second chamber will suggest next month. … Read the full post »