So, the Government want to make the House of Lords fully elected.
I just want to outline why i do not agree.
The first reason is this and overlooked by some.
The commons does not do its job in scrutinising line by line legalisation, See if they did this then they would have a good case to put on abolishing the Lords altogether.
What about mandate, lets just say we have a Tory commons but a Labour Lords, what happens? (OK some will point out not much difference between them but you know what i mean), Does the Lords have a stronger mandate of does the commons?
Do we want a mirror of the Commons? do we want people with no real life experience parachuted into *safe seats* as they do in the Commons?
Do we want to lose the valuable experience that we have in the Lords to trade union officials and greasy pole climbers? Yes i want a check on the Commons, but i don't want a rival.