Monday, January 17, 2011


The younger Lordships and Dames In the House of Lords are aged around 70 years old, many others are much older. The old codgers, (oops, the elite assembly) are about to embark upon a physical marathon. Not, I hasten to add, in anticipation of the 2012 Olympics, but for a debate on legislation changing the electoral arrangements of The Commons Parliamentarians.  Bringing the nasty habits of the house of Commons in to the Lords Chamber, has not pleased a large number of the Lordships and Dames.
For the anticipated House of Lord night sittings, resting (sleeping?) arrangements are to be put in place for their mature Lordships. The Long Room will be providing all night refreshment and the Bishops Bar will provide sandwiches teas and coffees.

This has definitely got to be the supreme up-market Church Army soup kitchen and night shelter.


Anonymous said...

It was a typical piecemeal fudge when they changed the Lords. Both houses need bringing into the present day but doubtless little will change in reality. Compared to many parliaments around the world ours is now poorly ranked and little admired, which is not surprising.
Flighty xx

ZACL said...

The litigious and combative nature of the houses is less than pleasing, though there is a lot less of it in The Upper Chamber. The jousting is for public/media consumption rather than doing anything of substance. Perfidious Albion has a lot to answer for.

The trouble is, it all, rather expensively, comes out of the public purse; not that we are asked if what is produced is what we want.