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Lords reform: did we really expect any better of either the Tories or Labour?

All three main political parties fought the 2010 election promising the electorate that, if elected, they would reform the House of Lords. All three promised the same in 2005, too. And 2001. Yet in 2012 only one party is staying true to that promise: the Lib Dems. The Tories and Labour, in contrast, are happily indulging in party politics to block progress in advancing legislative democracy.

The Conservatives living up to their anti-reform name…

The Conservative Party has fought the last three elections promising to introduce a mainly/wholly elected second chamber to replace the current House of Patronage. They signed up …

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  • User AvatarPatrick 13th Dec - 9:03am
    There was a respectable increase in the vote share of the Liberal Democrats. The antiquated voting system caused a decrease in the number of seats....
  • User AvatarEd Shepherd 13th Dec - 8:59am
    I stand by my comment about English voters not accepting Scottish leaders. Gordon Brown was not accepted by the English as a prime minister. Jo...
  • User AvatarChristian 13th Dec - 8:47am
    As much as I like Sir Ed Davey he can’t be the next Lib Dem leader. Swinson was constantly having to defend her record in...
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    @ Ed Shepherd "English voters will never accept Scottish party leaders". What a load of............. Jo Grimond, David Steel, Charlie Kennedy were all well thought...
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    I see a lot of posts here saying that we should stop going on about the EU etc. My problem with this is that I...
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    Let me try again, albeit slightly modified. Not a good national campaign because, among other things: a) The ‘Revoke’ commitment has gone down like a...
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