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Thread #172353   Message #4171712
Posted By: Steve Shaw
07-May-23 - 07:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Coronation
Subject: RE: BS: The Coronation
The idea of an elected Lords has always troubled me slightly. I think you can have too many elections. We have local elections and general elections already and the former get low voter turnouts. I can't help thinking that extra Lords elections would suffer similarly. Low turnouts in elections are not what democracies need, and frequent elections could lead to voter fatigue. I like the idea of a revising chamber but I think we need some alternative means of deciding who's in it. One things for sure: it seriously needs slimming down. It also needs no more jobs for the boys, and no fee unless you show up for the whole day.