Peers warn government they’re full up

A cross-party group of senior members of the House of Lords, which now comprises 792 peers eligible to vote, told David Cameron his rate of ennobling 117 people in less than a year is ‘unsustainable’.
BBC: House of Lords full, peers warn David Cameron
Fascinating, innit? Here we have a PM who promises to cut the number of elected Commons’ members, while at the same time appointing more unelected Lords’ members than anybody since World War II.

Postscript, 6/9/15: Four years later Cameron finally managed, by adding those who may increase Tory influence in the House, to make it the world’s second largest legislative body after China’s National People’s Congress. Not bad for the 22nd most populous country in the world.



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