Thursday, May 20, 2010

Abolish Lords? No Way!

Intelligence received this morning from London speaks of a constitutional reform measure proposed by Lib Dem coalitioning Deputy P.M. Nick Clegg to replace the House of Lords with an elected legislative body.

What a detestable idea! Not only would such a misguided reform abolish one of the most stylish and marvelously ineffectual parliamentary bodies in the world, but, as unicameralist Matt Yglesias suggests, based on the American experience it would exponentially compound the difficulties involved with attempting to pass effective legislation.

More Lords photos here.

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