November 27, 2012

Cameron, House of Lords Stifle Democracy

Polly Toynbee, Guardian UK

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How much lower can politicians sink in public esteem? Wait for the eruption when David Cameron appoints another 100 peers. After the public's rude rejection of his elected mayors and police commissioners, you might think lessons were learned about voter alienation. With 760 Lords already cramming the red benches, adding another 100 by prime ministerial whim will look scandalous.

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