Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The house of Lords is going to be a big problem for the Conservatives

If David Cameron wins power then it will be the house of Lords, where he will lack a majority, that will form the resistance.

Brown knows this and is preparing to make the country ungovernable by removing the last randomly chosen people from its make up.

You'll need a plan to deal with this quickly Dave.


ContraTory said...

Constitutionally the House of Lords would be on a sticky wicket if it tried to oppose the Conservative Government in respect of legislation promised in the General Election manifesto. If the Lords was obstructive in other respects, David Cameron could simply threaten to flood the upper house with Conservative life peers - just as the Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith did (though then the threat involved "full", hereditary peerages) just before the First World War.

Man in a Shed said...

@ContraTory - This goes to show how important the manifesto will be.

The problems will be on unpopular measures which you might not want to highlight in a manifesto. And so the trap is set ....

Also I think we are getting to the point with Labour where they are so shameless that words like convention don't apply to them any more.