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  • ross1948 6:07 pm on December 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Abolish the Lords, , end life peerages, parliamentary reform   

    No More Peers, Please, In The Next Honours List! 



    I just read, in the Europhiliac ‘New European,’ that Jo Swinson, the Lib Dem ex-leader, having been chucked out by her Scottish electorate last week, is set to come weaseling back to Westminster…

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    …as Lady Loser, perhaps, via the Dissolution Honours List!

    That’s just spitting in the face of East Dunbartonshire’s voters!

    Somebody back in The Old Country should start one of those parliamentary petitions, calling for an end to Life Peerages.

    Where honour is due, knighthoods are good enough, or the various OBEs amd MBEs etc.

    Abolition of the Upper Chamber ought to be the long-term plan…

    Another Petition For Brits – Referendum On Lords! 

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    …as quite a lot of people have already suggested, but in the meantime?

    Life peers are often uppity gits who think they can interfere with the decisions of the elected House of Commons. Not just failed MPs but self-regarding elitists from all walks of life- they’re almost always a waste of space!

    That BBC twat is one obvious example of somebody who should be kept away from law-making…

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    Lord Hall, whom some eejit appointed to be big BBC boss…

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    Hall – BBC Director General,  ex Channel Four, AND since 2018, President of the European Broadcasting Union.

    BBC Defines ‘Racism’ – With Dazzling Clarity…NOT! 

    …and ‘enobling’ (some hope!)  all those has-beens who lose their seats at elections like the one just past would just boost the number of know-alls already there.

    The Lords’ Europhilia has been an albatross around democracy’s neck too many times.

    Fair enough, MPs do need curbed, but a reinforced recall law would suffice for that purpose – if 10,000 voters sign the recall..

    …the MP should have to submit him or herself to a special election. However, that too is another matter.

    The good aspect of my proposal is that it needs no legislation – HM The Queen only creates new lords on the PM’s advice.

    Who will organise a petition to Bojo?

     
    • Fiona 6:33 pm on December 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      No MP thrown out by his or her voters should be eligible for membership of the other House.
      It’s really insulting to the people who made it clear the candidate is unworthy of support.
      Swinson should stay home, do some house-work and reflect on why she was unacceptable.
      I need hardly add that the same applies to male rejects.
      (I haven’t forgotten your own confession to having been a house-husband when your child or children were little!)

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      • Mack the Knife 7:17 pm on December 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Fiona, you are not wrong!
        It would be very wrong to let Swinson swan into parliament after the people threw her out.
        What would be even more off-puting would be Lord Bercow .
        I hope that little sh-t gets no honours at all because he disgraced himself
        as Speaker.
        Johnson will do as he likes but he knows the arithmetic in the Lords.He might nominate hundreds of people he can count on to even things up.

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    • Vanessa Reilly 7:58 pm on December 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Swinson has a cheek even to consider sneaking back into Westminster through the back door!
      How many other things that voters flushed down the toilet are going to come bobbing up to the surface this way?

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    • Chrissie Miles 4:06 am on December 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Good idea, the end of peerages, not the petition though.
      The new majority in the Commons will take no notice of it if Johnson tells them not to.
      If he sees the sense of it, he’ll make it happen.

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    • Chrissie Miles 11:19 am on December 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      As a follow-on from what I said earlier, it doesn’t look like Johnson is going to end peerages.
      I have just been reading that he is already proposing to send Zac Goldsmith to the Lords.

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    • Jools 3:52 pm on December 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Jobs for the boys.
      At the very least, peers should have speaking but not voting rights.

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  • ross1948 10:48 pm on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Abolish the Lords, , ,   

    Another Petition For Brits – Referendum On Lords! 


    Thanks to Leave EU for more good work.

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    Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords

    Use this link –  – to find and sign this petition.

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/209433

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    I hardly need to comment on self-evident truths.

    Over to you!

     
  • ross1948 10:02 pm on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Abolish the Lords, , , , ,   

    Lose Those Lousy Lords! Sign Up, If You Haven’t Already! 


    A Lord attending everyday the House is in session could claim £39,000 tax free – the equivalent of a pro rata rate of over £150,000 a year.

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    That’s a quote from one of the petitions listed further down the page, and is a strong argument in itself for getting rid of this pack of weasels whom NOBODY voted for.

    Frankly, I preferred the hereditary system. At least there was an element of chance in its composition!

    Yet even before the invidious invention of ‘life peerages,’ the sort of grand old lords who fought brave fights a hundred or more years ago in defence of our Ulster kin were already being swamped by disgusting additions…

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    …hereditary peerages conferred willy-nilly by successive politicians on their chums, an ‘honours system’ which even granted knighthoods to grimly inappropriate individuals from the media world, like the co-founder of the 1930s Left Book Club, Victor Gollancz…

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    …whose break with Orwell came when he declined to publish Orwell’s account of the Spanish Civil War, Homage To Catalonia…   http://discworld.wikia.com/wiki/Victor_Gollancz_Ltd.

    …which famously exposed the essential evil of communism.

    But those are stories for another day.

    Now?

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    Remain-backing lords succeeded in their bid to amend the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill to force ministers to set out the steps taken during negotiations with Brussels to enable the UK to stay in a customs union with the bloc.

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    Peers backed the amendment by 348 votes to 225, with 24 Conservatives, including former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine and former health secretary https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/04/18/peers-inflict-heavy-defeat-government-bid-keep-uk-customs-union/

    When an un-democratic, in fact anti-democratic, supranational entity like the EUSSR…

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    ….is getting overt support against the British people from a ‘British’ institution with no democratic mandate whatsoever, it’s time to do something about it.

    Abolish the lot of ’em!,

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    I append links to a variety of petitions, so have a look, see what most appeals to you, and sign on.

     
    • Penny 5:08 pm on April 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I must read them all carefully.
      Then I will sign them all.
      If the petitions don’t get the job done, I remember from our school history lessons that the French chopped the heads off all their lords.
      Vive La France, as they say.

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    • Huey Stallman 1:40 pm on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Leave EU is pushing a new petition, for a referendum on abolishing the Lords.
      Here’s the info if you want use it..

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