It must be made clear at this time that, if it was really a second chamber it has allowed the EU to cause tremendous damage to our economy over the last forty years, that they have stood by and let Europe wreck our NHS, our Royal Mail and Post Office network, our mining, steel and ship-building industries and our railways - we invented the railways and now British Rail is now the laughing stock of the Western world. Have these lords no common sense at all?
We are told that the qualifications for a peerage are: "A record of significant achievement within their chosen way of life that demonstrates a range of experience, skills and competences".
This is quite a comprehensive accolade but surely it applies to every inmate of Wormwood Scrubs and all other prisons and is exactly why they are there! I suppose It is good to know that, should they be required, an adequate number of replacements of the same standard are just around the corner from the Lords sewing mailbags!
Bob Wydell, Oswestry
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