March 15, 2006

Buy a Virtual Peerage

VIa Liberty Central this is a great idea. Instead of having to hand over cash to New Labour (and pretend you agree with their policies) why not buy a Virtual Peerage from the Elect the Lords Campaign? New Labour may pile 'em high
Tony Blair has appointed more than 300 life peers - 50% more than any other Prime Minister in history.
but they don't sell 'em cheap needing £100,000 for that peerage you have always wanted. Elect the Lords is far cheaper, £100 gets you an Earldom. I'd like an Duchy to go with my virtual country The Grand Duchy of The Ore Stone but at £1000 it is a little out of my price range.


Blogger Devil's Kitchen said...

Well, one good reason not to is that I don't think that the Lords should be elected.


1:21 am  
Blogger chris said...

Simple under the current system the Prime Minister gets to appoint everybody. The only way in is if the Prime Minister of the day likes you, the tendency for the members of the Lords to go against the Party that put them there is rapidly going to decay to the point where they end up useless as a revising chamber.

10:16 am  

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