27 May 2010

Hypocrisy over Lords appointments

Below is what Power 2010 have to say - I would encourage anyone reading this to send the emails to party leaders.

Photo: One of the recent campaigns to raise awareness about the unaccountability of the House of Lords - see here

172 new Lords. That is how many may be appointed in the coming weeks.

172 more peers who are unelected and unaccountable to the people they are meant to serve. To be frank - this is unacceptable.

The new coalition government has said it will bring forward proposals for a wholly or mainly elected upper chamber. But it simply isn't credible for parties to talk about cleaning up politics and creating a more democratic upper chamber while at the same time preparing to appoint over 100 new Lords. The House of Lords is outdated, unjust, and unfair. It shouldn't be growing!

That's why I need you to write to the party leaders and demand that they put a stop to this right now. Tell the party leaders you want no more Lords:

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