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Opinion: We should elect all Liberal Democrat nominees to the House of Lords

In 2012 House of Lords reform failed. In 2013 it’s time for Liberal Democrats to show their continuing commitment to democratic reform.

We clearly can’t get the law changed at the moment but we can make a clear, unambiguous statement of intent. It’s just simple democracy and it’s easy; the membership should elect the Liberal Democrat candidates for the Lords. One simple motion at the party conference and a bit of commitment from the leadership is all it takes.

Well of course it’s not that simple, so let’s examine a few of the arguments against and the counter arguments:

This is just internal

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  • User AvatarSteve Way 22nd Oct - 12:39am
    @Psi Not sure where my comment says that it shouldn't be done? It should have been done earlier, that would have been the right thing....
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    "I had the misfortune of staying in a Travel Lodge, breakfast was in a greasy spoon ‘restaurant’ staff were English and did not care, compare...
  • User AvatarPsi 22nd Oct - 12:12am
    Steve Way "Promoting a woman to cabinet for just 7 months out of a 5 year period in government would probably be seen as tokenism...
  • User Avatarmalc 22nd Oct - 12:04am
    Stuart Fair point. I have heard of women from the armed forces and police also being invited to secondary schools and think it's a great...
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    Simon The video you provide the link for is the stoning of a poor girl in Syria - it's not britain and the murders are...
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    @Igor Well, quite. But as another LDV article rightly pointed out yesterday, it's well known that lots of British ex-pats are of the anti-immigrant type,...