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I've never really thought about the best way to reform the lords, but I remember that Blly Bragg had a couple of smart idea back in the mid 90s.
I can't find a link to it now but it was something to do with having large constituencies and having 2 or 3 members per constituency.
What the heck are the bishops doing there ?
keep to the Fen Causeway
I imagine the Bishops have survived through a combination of institutional conservatism and a political calculation that excluding all of them will just add to the political problems of getting any bill through Parliament. Besides, the threat of losing representation in the House of Lords might discourage the Church of England from causing too much trouble over marriage equality.
Muslims: 2.4%. No way.
C of E 19.9%, Roman Catholics 8.6%, so probably one more than you suggest
Presbyterian/Church of Scotland. In principle none, but the Scots won't like it.
No religion: 50.7%, so they deserve a lot. How about Dawkins as life peer?
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