Thursday, March 08, 2007

Reform of the Lords

Oliver Cromwell abolished the House of Lords and the bishops. Egalitarian New Labour wants rid of an unelected House.They have voted for an elected upper chamber. ths will give the Commons problems as the upper chamber would be seen to have an increased influence. Elect it and why should the Prime Minister not run the governmentfrom that chamber? I ama firm believer in the principle that if it is not broken, why try to fix it. The traditional hereditary and appointed house has served us well as a check on the government. The only reason to change was a hatred of the hereditary principle. But we lie in a constitutional monarchy, The hereditart principle is part of our national life. It should have beenleft alone.

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