Monday, July 02, 2007

Brown's Lords

What to make of Brown's appointments to the Lords - that he approves of an appointed house? Certainly that he thinks the Labour backbenches are rubbish - he has promoted none of them, while courting LibDems and Cross-benchers alike. A dispiriting message that for those who have slogged away for the last few years, chorussing approval from the Labour benches or trooping through the lobbies, and in many cases an unfair one, but roll on an Appointments Commission to weed out the dross that we have had inflicted on us in Tony's last few fearful years.