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the actual formulation of the branches of govt is neither here nor there, the issue is that the House of Commons has become just as unrepresentative of the life lived by most people as the house of lords.

We now have a professional cadre of politicians who have lived lives of privilege and separation such that they have far more in common with each other across the party divide than they do with the people they represent.

This matters less for the tories, who aren't supposed to give a toss in the first place. But it matters for labour who, as we saw under Blair, legislate in horrendous ignorance and indifference to the damage they cause

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 31st, 2013 at 11:27:19 AM EST
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