Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Lords Reform

Elect the Lords. "The power of political patronage has to be protected. Preferment and promotion are the levers the party whips use to coerce loyalty from recalcitrant MPs, and it is alleged that party fundraisers sometimes dangle peerages in front of prospective donors."
Billy Bragg on commenting on the hint that only 50% of the reformed house might be elected is the feeble admission that hard choices are being evaded.