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Pressure to reform the Lords grows after raft of ‘cronyistic’ appointments

August 3, 2020 9:49 PM

The Times: "Mr Johnson's appointment of his brother to the Lords shows that however talented Jo Johnson may be nepotism knows few bounds in modern Britain"

And it's facilitated by an undemocratic, corrupted second chamber.

Liberal Democrat's have long called for reform of the House of Lords.

Particularly relevant as the latest Lords appointments are a laughing stock across the world, as last week Johnson nominated 36 more people for peerages, but today it seems Number 10 says today the size of the Lords 'needs addressing.

Just 8 months ago at the general election, the Conservative manifesto focused on reform of the House of Lords, hardly in keeping with those 36 recent appointments really.

Mixed messaging, hypocrisy and cronyism are alive and thriving in Post Brexit Britain.


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/…/embrace-lords-reform-pm-dont-j… House of Lords ()