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Lord Tyler writes: Don’t listen to the doomsayers

Since the publication of the Government’s White Paper and Draft Bill on House of Lords reform, the old guard have lined up to cavil about its detail, to deride its democratic principles and to defend – in the last ditch – the status quo.

This has augmented the popular media’s predisposition towards arch cynicism and trenchant pessimism. Yet there is firm evidence to contradict their lazy assumptions. Just because Labour engaged in over a decade of dither and delay does not mean that a determined government, with the resolve of the House of Commons behind it, cannot succeed.

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  • User AvatarNonconformistradical 9th Dec - 9:29am
    @Peter Martin and @Joseph Bourke Why don't the two of you take your discussion/argument/whatever to email?
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 9th Dec - 9:15am
    @frankie Your loyalty to the cause is exemplary. However, Brexit is a bit like Trump. No matter what you say or how badly it might...
  • User AvatarTom Harney 9th Dec - 8:58am
    As far as the USSR was concerned, they were in reality the European country which suffered most from the war. The occupation by Germany of...
  • User Avatarfrankie 9th Dec - 8:39am
    There is a desire to end Brexit, in reality all we will do is move onto the next stage. There will be a multitude of...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 9th Dec - 8:23am
    @ Joseph, I'm trying to understand your viewpoint. I think the difficulty arises due to the analogy of treating the Govt as corporation or company...
  • User AvatarKeith Legg 9th Dec - 5:37am
    OK, to come back to the original point - I don't think the EVEL rules are necessarily a problem for a Labour / SNP coalition....
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