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MK condemns appointments to House of Lords
Mebyon Kernow has hit out at David Cameron’s decision to create another 45 peers to sit in the House of Lords, bringing the total membership of the so-called “Upper House” to 826.

Speaking on behalf of MK, Party Leader Cllr Dick Cole said:

“I am appalled that such unelected and unaccountable individuals, appointed through political patronage, will be allowed real and far-reaching legislative influence.

“The present House of Lords is an out-dated institution that has no place in twenty-first century Britain. For the sake of our democracy, it must be reformed into a fully elected second chamber or abolished altogether.”

The latest list of new Lords include retired MPs, a number of MPs who lost their seats at the recent General Election, political fixers, various donors to the Conservative Party and corporate lobbyists.

One of the newly ennobled former MPs was the Conservative Douglas Hogg who left the House of Commons after being pilloried for claiming taxpayers’ money to clean the moat at his rather impressive country house.

The Scottish National Party has branded the new peers to be a “sorry list of rejected politicians, cronies and hangers-on with big chequebooks.”
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Published on 31st August 2015.

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