The Public Sector section of The Times yesterday carried a debate piece on whether the House of Lords should be elected or not. Lord Tyler argued the case for an elected House. I argued the case against.
Because of the paywall, I cannot offer a link to the article, but – as it is a short article – I may reproduce it in a later post.
There was also a debate, organised by Intelligence Squared, held last Tuesday, in which Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty) and Sir Simon Jenkins argued the case for the motion ‘An elected House of Lords will be bad for British democracy’ and Lord Adonis, Billy Bragg and Polly Toynbee argued the case against. The debate – in which the case for an appointed House had the biggest impact – will be broadcast on the BBC Parliament Channel on 4 and 5 December.