Labour tries to get rid of the Lords
George Howarth, a Labour MP has tabled an Early Day Motion to get rid of the House of Lords and create a Uni-cameral legislature which would mean that Blair could effectively do what he wanted. If he had this a few years ago he would have actually made the ID cards compulsory which they aren’t at present.
We cannot get rid of the House of Lords. They have shown that they are willing to stand up against the oppressive nature of this government. I think this is why this George Howarth Guy wants to get rid of any opposition as looking at his voting record on They Work For You shows that he feels very strongly for introducing ID cards and for a hunting ban, both of which were opposed by the Lords.
I don’t believe we should get rid of the Lords, infact I believe we should have more checks and balances on the government by creating something similar to tri-cameral legislature which I think no other country has (could be wrong).
It wouldn’t be a full time tri-cameral legislature though. Let me explain:
I believe that the Lords should have an elected element in it. They can either be elected by county or be around 10% of the MPs which would be 65 so they would basically have super constituencies.
These elected Lords would sit with the none elected lords and would have a few more powers. This would mean the Parliament Act would be neutered. If the Commons tried to use the Parliament Act it would bypass the unelected Lords and go straight to the elected lords to vote on so Parliament would have to be sure it could work. To stop our government sending our troops to wars that are not in our interests the elected Lords would have to vote on any deployment of troops to foreign combat situations.
I think with these changes it would make the legislative process much better and would stop the government getting legislation through too fast.
Hat tip:Dizzy Thinks.