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Book Review: The Contemporary House of Lords by Meg Russell

Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, the House of Lords don’t get no respect. Many observers dismiss it as politically irrelevant, and the media often ignores it. 986 more words

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Reform the Lords - along with the rest of politics

Last week I was persuaded by the engaging Giles Dilnot to be interviewed for the Daily Politics on Lords Reform. His report rightly pointed out what a stuck record this is, and one I have normally avoided as a huge waste of time. 681 more words


The Real Obstacle to Lords Reform

The BBC has come up with a brief video on the subject of House of Lords reform. Although reporter Giles Dilnot provides a decent overview of the obstacles that stand in the way of Lords reform (inter-party disagreement, intra-party disagreement, lack of public interest, etc.), he doesn’t really address one of the most significant impediments, namely the House of Commons’ reluctance to cede power. 421 more words

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