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Corylus's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by Corylus

Twenty-six bishops are entitled to sit in the House of Lords, there to vote on legislation affecting the whole state, not just England; a number of retired bishops and archbishops are given life peerages to swell their ranks.
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Well, there is a new thought for me: that not just England.

Hmm, easy to have a discussion about the identification of the West Lothian Question in the lower house, but a discussion about; and highlighting of; inappropriate and inequitable levels of political clout in the upper house - not so much. (That is the house of silly titles and ludicrous dressing up sessions for the non-Brits reading).

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:33:55 UTC | #524326