Tuesday, June 13, 2006

EDM to ban ex-convicts from the Lords


I've just read a report on politics.co.uk about an early day motion put down by the Liberal Democrat MP, Norman Lamb.

The EDM has been inspired by the planned return of the arsonist, Lord Watson to his seat. It states that "reform of the Upper House should include consideration of the status of Members of the Upper House who have been convicted in a court of law and that the same rules that apply to hon. Members in such circumstances should apply to Members of the Upper House."

Too bloody right! If criminals are barred from the Commons I don't see why they shouldn't be barred from the Lords as well. Of course, Lords reform isn't fashionable at the moment - headline grabbing Home Office initiatives are more important - so I doubt we'll see change anytime soon.

1 comments:

Political Teenager said...
13 Jun 2006 19:56:00  

Lords reform has been on the back burner ever since Tony realised it was a good way of raising funds for the party.


 

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