Lets stop Politicians from arranging Peerages and find a new mechanism!


The news that the Tory Party had offered 8 members of the Brexit Party a Peerage in an attempt to stop them putting candidates into Tory constituencies is hardly a shock, although 8 Peers to a Party that has only been around for a year and a bit is perhaps more concerning, given how few members of the House of Lords were or are members of UKIP. However the use of the House of Lords as a tactic by the Government is clearly a very disturbing aspect of our nations credibility in the wider world. It is also clear to me that turning the House of Lords into a place which involves votes in the same way as we vote for MPs would be just as frustrating as it would limit the members of the second tier to party members and there are clear benefits to our nation with the independent members of the House of Lords. I would personally support the blockage in the House of Lords from anyone who has been a member of a Political Party. Of course there are many people who would argue that some form of democracy is important so lets identify a range of themes that would each then have the opportunity to select people from within their area to be appointed as Peers. Clearly medical involvement is vital and indeed the whole of the STEM sector. Sport agencies is another sector and then the voluntary sector and education and youth sector. It is also vital that businesses and the police and fire and rescue agencies are able to be involved and perhaps a membership of the House of Lords should be restricted to 5 to 10 years. The current involvement by 26 Bishops also needs to be reconsidered. There are some excellent Bishops but there are also many excellent members of a range of religious groups that could add a great deal more value to the House of Lords than the limited members of the Bishops of the Church of England.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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