10/15/2005

Whats the point of this?

It seems likely that the DUP are about to get their first members of the House of Lords. Ian's wife Eileen and Belfast mayor Wallace Brown are amongst the likely candidates. Now my views on the DUP are more than clear but there is a wider point here about whether the House of Lords should even exist. Having studied British constitutional law, I quickly became of the opinion that the House of Lords and indeed second chambers in general serve no useful purpose. If they are not elected, they are an affront to democracy, if they are elected then what is the point of having two elected chambers in competition with each other? Personally I would be in favour of a single elected chamber, safeguarded by an all encompassing and codified consititution. Disband the House of Lords!

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