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Saving Private Clegg

Charles Kennedy the only Lib-Dem who deserves respect wants Labour to save Clegg from his own folly by voting for Lords reform.
Sorry Charles. The second Chamber shouldn’t have an elected majority. It won’t do the work the Commons no longer does. Nor will it add intelligence, independence and respectability to Parliament.
The first Chamber is the party Chamber. We don’t need another party battle throwing custard pies at each other but a chamber which provides another path of entry to politics, another forum for different debates, and a body of skills to do the detailed work of preparing legislation, reviewing it then scrutinising how it works.
We need a check on party not another chamber of party hacks like us. That means nomination of at least half by an independent committee seeking out excellence, intelligence and ability.
To paraphrase Bagehot the best antidote to reforming the Lords is to think of the consequences of elected senators playing as the geriatric reserves of party teams in the Commons.   

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