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I think Labour want Lords Reform in principle, but not this reform and especially not at that price
keep to the Fen Causeway
The proposed Lords reform doesn't reflect the details of the reform proposed in the Labour manifesto. There's no reason for them to vote for it.
Further, stopping the Conservatives gerrymandering has to be a priority if we want to remain a democratic country.
The most likely outcome is that Labour will move the goalposts, as much as they need, to avoid reaching a Lords compromise.
We will then have to see if the Liberal Democrats are bluffing, on voting down the Commons boundary changes. I think, given the timescale, that they probably are but trying to play hardball politics and not going through with a threat is going to look appallingly weak.
This is one of the many evils of the UK electoral system. Another, minor, evil is the endless bickering over gerrymandering. A much greater issue is that the system no doubt favours economic disparities between territories.
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
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