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The Joint Committee report on reform of the House of Lords is mostly headed for the dustbin of history – because this mess of arcane proposals cannot be sold to voters

Dunleavy, Patrick (2012) The Joint Committee report on reform of the House of Lords is mostly headed for the dustbin of history – because this mess of arcane proposals cannot be sold to voters. British Politics and Policy at LSE (24 Apr 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Joint Committee on reform of the House of Lords has toiled away, but not to much avail, except in recognizing that a referendum is probably inevitable. Patrick Dunleavy thinks this is exactly why the government will end up not doing most of the unpopular and irrational things that the Committee suggests. Two ideas will never work – first, a vast new chamber of 450 senators, infeasible on cost and duplication grounds; and second, a single term for ‘elected’ peers of 15 years, which most voters will rightly see as a complete con.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 14:10
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44042/

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