Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Trench politics in the House of Lords

"The ordinary British citizen is devastated at the prospect of reducing the number of MPs from 650 to 600" - or so we are told, and the Labour party has kept talking all night in that cause. At this rate, working 21 hours a day, we'll finish the committee stage in mid March.

Where this will lead, beyond exhaustion, is beyond me. To the diminution of the House of Lords I suspect - we'll have to guillotine if Labour carry on, which we have never done, and then they will become obstructive and we will cease to be constructive.

And it will raise our wives' expectations: ... 'if you can keep it up all night in the Lords ...

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