This morning, Nick Clegg published the draft House of Lords “reform” bill, which, we are told, will bring us true democracy for the very first time.
It is true that the present House of Lords, brought to us by Tony Bliar, is a mess. Nonetheless, the new proposals are utterly unconstitutional – an upper house where 80% of the “representatives” are “elected”, and the rest appointed.
Those “elected” will stand in “constituencies” which just happen to share boundaries with the European regional boundaries, will stay in place for 15 years, and will stand for the very same parties that sit in the Commons. Just in case we end up with an American style senatorial standoff, there will be appointees to tip the balance and make sure that is not possible.
According to Cameron and Clegg, the issue of House of Lords reform has been hanging over our heads for 100 years – a reference to the treasonous 1911 Parliament Act; an Act to which Edward VII refused to give Royal Assent in 1910, only for it to be re-presented a year later, following the his death.
The Parliament Act pulled the teeth of the Lords. No longer could they stand in the way of unconstitutional finance bills. For all their faults, the so-called “undemocratic” peers were at least educated in the constitution, and stood up for it.
Since 1911, successive governments have gradually whittled away the capability of the Lords to “interfere” with the Commons agenda.
Tonight, in an interview with Channel 4 News, Nick Clegg once again spun the lie that Britain has no written constitution. Again he promotes treason.
It has to be said that in general, writing to an MP is a pointless act. But that is because, in general, we write to complain about something.
In this case, I strongly urge you to make the effort and write. There is a host of opposition to Clegg’s bill on all sides of the House of Commons, and some letters of encouragement may well give those who oppose the bill, and especially those who are still undecided, the guts they need to stand up to the whips.
As usual, when you write, please let us know the responses you get.
Things are on the move in Oxford. Following our series of articles on the alleged abuses at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, the Oxford Mail has submitted an FOI request to Thames Valley police, asking about the levels of crimes which take place on school premises in Oxfordshire. The results are shocking.
Last week, Brian was in Spain having been summonsed to appear at the trial of Lianne Smith as a defence witness.
Here are his thoughts following his return:
Claire O’Sullivan is on the run in Ireland after an Irish court unconstitutionally upheld a court order to have her children forcably vaccinated.
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