Tuesday, 10 July 2012

“Not this day!”

The modern House of Lords is far from the ideal of propertied, responsible independence championed by Benjamin Disraeli
Cronyism has poisoned it with an ever-increasing swell of Lord Mandelsons and Lord Martins.  Still a force for good in our kingdom in spite of them, there is nevertheless a feeling of tragic inevitability that the day will come when this venerable but compromised institution must finally be pulled down by the wreckers. 

But it is not this day.
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An enormous debt of gratitude is owed to the honourable band of Conservative parliamentarians whose stand against the shabby stitch-up of Coalition Lords Reform may have saved our parliament's Upper Chamber today.  

Conor BurnsJesse NormanAngie Bray and many more: thank you.

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