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Saturday 27 March 2010

Jack Straw

Labour's election manifesto will include plans to replace the House of Lords with an elected second chamber, a minister confirmed yesterday.

Transport Secretary Lord Adonis said Justice Secretary Jack Straw will set out proposals 'very shortly'.

Mr Straw is understood to have been consulting Cabinet colleagues on the shake-up which would see the Lords become a wholly elected, 300-seat chamber.

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A truely awful idea. We need to stop this. It's wrong on many levels.

1. It would be the end to the gravy train for lots of Lords.
2. How are all those peers who bought their peerages going to get their cash back?
3. I might have to refund some of my consultancy fees for getting peerages
4. Standing for election? I might stand the risk of not being elected.

It has to go.

Lord Blagger

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