Monday, 15 March 2010
I AGREE WITH JACK STRAW-I MUST BE LOSING IT!
Jack Straw, (the weasel faced bastard), is said to be working on plans to include the abolition of the HOUSE OF LORDS and it's replacement with an elected SENATE, modelled on the American legislature with elections held at the same time as a General Election with members being able to sit for a maximum of three, five year terms.
Strangely enough, for once in my life, I broadly agree with LABOUR! I think it's time we got rid of the House of Lords and it should be elected. I don't agree though that it should be elected at the same time as at a General Election. If it was, it would broadly reflect the same vote as the make-up of the Commons, even if it was by proportional representation. It would be much better if it was elected MID-TERM and then perhaps it would be of a different make-up to the Commons and consequently it would not necessarily agree with the voting intentions of the upper house and would therefore be better placed to be a check on the Government of the day. It shouldn't be able to make legislation but should be used to scrutinise what the Upper house is doing and if necessary send it back to them for amending.
The wearing of ermine robes should not be compulsory!