Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lords on Strike?

The Palace of WestminsterSome peers in the British upper chamber threaten to go on some sort of strike against the promised upcoming constitutional reforms. So the Daily Mail reports. There are some quite fierce democratist comments on the article.

We didn't see much real opposition to Mr. Blair's reforms, from what I recall. Are we seeing now the beginning of an opposition we haven't seen the likes of since 1911?

1 comment:

Fr Theodore said...

I hope they manage to prevent the completely insane idea of "elected senators" in the House of Lords. The existence of a non-elected body is an important check on the vagaries of politicians. If only the USA had something similar!