Lords have mercy! How to fix the upper chamber
Wednesday, 7 December
The House of Lords is constantly embattled – but what value does it have and what really goes on there? Various governments have wanted to reform the chamber – with limited success. Can it be done? Marie Le Conte speaks to Politico’s senior UK correspondent Esther Webber about the good, the bad and the… unusual.
“It was where a deeper scrutiny happened, which you wouldn’t always see in the Commons.”
“A big barrier to reform is it has to go through the Lords.”
“I feel slightly weary of the idea of a second elected chamber. It means peers would be subject to the same kind of electoral tug of war of MPs.”
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