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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 AvatarChristopher Love 6th Jun - 12:57pm
    The Tories aren't going to deliver a level-playing field any more than they will equality in general. Just can't think what the reason is.
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    Matthew Huntbach 5th Jun '20 - 6:41pm................We need to make it clear that it is Labour who used the Coalition to boost the Conservatives. By...
  • User AvatarBarry Lofty 6th Jun - 12:42pm
    Nothing cynical about our government though, Peter??
  • User AvatarPeter 6th Jun - 12:27pm
    @Barry - The EU would impose its control for perpetuity and is cynically making these outrageous demands in the knowledge of the circumstances you describe....
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    Unfortunately, for Alex Macfie, and as someone who served as a Councillor and PPC going back to the 1960's, I would simply observe that in...