The government, according to strong rumour, is about to make defeats a little less likely, by appointing 60 new peers – 40 Conservatives, 15 Liberal Democrats and five Labour. And no crossbenchers.
This comes, of course, in the wake of several recent defeats in the Lords. But can anyone tell me how this is not an utter abuse of democracy?
So much for the ‘new politics’, eh? Looks a hell of a lot like the old sort to me!