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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 AvatarJohn Marriott 26th Feb - 10:34am
    Peter Kenny is unfortunately right. “All things to all men” used to be a common criticism of the Lib Dems. His point about grinding Brexit...
  • User AvatarTom Harney 26th Feb - 10:21am
    Thank you. For me this is a valuable insight. The question of how to organise using this as one of the underlying ideas needs serious...
  • User AvatarDavid Becket 26th Feb - 10:19am
    A very important contribution, but it is not just a mix of strategy and tactics that is the problem it is our culture, which needs...
  • User AvatarPeter Kenny 26th Feb - 10:12am
    I must say that I’ve never really imagined your strategy was anything other than wringing a few seats out of the system by saying anything...
  • User Avatarexpats 26th Feb - 10:07am
    TCO 26th Feb '20 - 8:[email protected] you’re completely missing the point (which is unsurprising, as you are a self-declared unreconstructed top-down socialist).......That’s not what people...
  • User AvatarJohn Hall 26th Feb - 9:48am
    Given the Party's supposed belief in Universal Human Rights as set out in the Preamble to our Constitution - rights which were enshrined in International...