Wednesday, March 07, 2007

An all-elected House of Lords

The Lords like being appointed, because we're wonderful and the current way of choosing us must therefore be best. The Commons goes for all-elected for the same reason.

Now that the current composition of the Lords has been declared totally illegitimate, will we be accorded a real voice in deciding how the future Senate is to be elected? I suspect not.

Personally, I think all elected will be a very good thing - if we get the method of selection/election of candidates right. Not that I have a clue as to how to do that. Nor, I suspect, do the Commons.