G Wilson

G Wilson

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12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Prime Minister bei... · 2 replies · +1 points

Those democracies tend to be presidential systems, with the executive segregated from the representatives.

In the US, for example, the executive can veto both Houses.

Here, since the executive is part of the lower House, it can effectively be vetoed by the upper House (subject to the terms of the Parliament Acts). That veto makes no sense, and electing the upper House wouldn't solve that problem.

And what to do about the Parliament Acts with an elected upper house? If the Commons can still overrule the Lords, the election of the Lords is rendered pointless.

The best route is to recognise the true unicameral nature of our Parliament, and disempower the Lords once and for all. Other parliamentary democracies function perfectly well with one house.

Keeping a few Lords on for ceremonial reasons is probably harmless.

12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Prime Minister bei... · 0 replies · +1 points

One easy and effective reform would be to remove the delay before the Commons can overrule the Lords' rejection of a bill. The approval of the Lords isn't needed for Royal Assent now, so there is no reason to let them delay democratically-passed legislation.

12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Prime Minister bei... · 0 replies · +1 points

There is no such thing as "elected dictatorship". The House of Commons is democratically constituted.

The House of Lords has no legitimate reason to interfere with the business of an elected legislature.

We are effectively unicameral, since the Parliament Acts gave the people's representatives the power to overrule the Lords. The final vestiges of the Lords' ability to overrule the people won't be missed.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Prime Minister bei... · 4 replies · +1 points

Hill misses the point.

The House of Lords has no "legitimacy" - and its behaviour over the last five years has been disgraceful.

Few people care what Boris does with it, so long at it's diminished.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Prime Minister bei... · 0 replies · +1 points

Its success in excluding sleazy characters like Laws, Bercow and Watson demonstrates it's in operation.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: Without a... · 0 replies · +1 points

A remainiac made something up?

Crikey. What a surprise.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: Without a... · 0 replies · +1 points

The best argument remainiacs can make: "stay in the EU, but break its rules".

No wonder they lost.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: Without a... · 0 replies · +1 points

But then, if the leftists has stayed in left-wing parties, they would have made lousy infiltrators.

Boris was right to kick a few out, and should probably go further.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: Without a... · 0 replies · +1 points

There is no trade agreement in the world that enforces alignment with EU law, as the EU is demanding of us.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: Without a... · 0 replies · +1 points

You're using the word "plenty" to refer to the thing that normal people call "a tiny amount".