The House of Lords

Of all the legislative chambers in all the nations in the whole world only a national chamber of the People’s Republic of China has more members that the United Kingdom’s House of Lords. The numbers of the House of Lords swell at least twice a year, when people are appointed to the chamber. More often than not those appointed are failed politicians or successful business people who are wannabe politicians. They like the handle and for people to call them “my lord” or “my lady”, as Alan Sugar shows in his television programmes where he is invariable referred to as “Lord Sugar”.  Continue reading