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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another Liberal Democrat victory in the coalition

The Telegraph signposts some news that will warm the hearts of democrats everywhere.

They say that David Cameron is planning to allow peers to be elected to a reformed House of Lords by a system of proportional representation. The proposals are due to be unveiled by the end of next month.

The paper reveals that the plan would be for a reformed House of Lords, with 80 per cent of its members elected for single "terms" of 15 years under a proportional representation system.
I would expect democrats to back this, but it's still not acceptable for a state that calls itself a democracy. It's the kind of reform Labour would have introduced. The same as AV not being the Lib Dems' policy but somehow becoming a red line issue. Unkind people would call it a fudge.
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