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A small British Senate is the best alternative to the bloated and undemocratic House of Lords

Barber, Stephen (2014) A small British Senate is the best alternative to the bloated and undemocratic House of Lords. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Aug 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

House of Lords reform was scuppered in 2011 when the Conservatives opted not to back the Liberal Democrats’ plan in sufficient numbers. With David Cameron recently opting to appoint a new tranche of Lords and bringing the total size of the chamber to the highest level since 1999, talk of reform has returned. Stephen Barber argues that despite some welcome steps in modernising the Lords, democracy is the only real form of legitimacy, and that a small British Senate offers the best alternative to the current arrangements.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2015 10:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63159

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