The House of Lords is extremely undemocratic as it basically rules over the House of Commons and can 'hold the Government to account', Whereas it seems it is just there to scrutinize OUR representatives that WE voted for: we did not vote for the House of Lords, And this power is given to the Queen and others who take the decisions out of our hands.
The house of lords are an unelected body of individuals who can pass no laws nor can they block any law passed by the house of commons therefore they serve no political purpose other than to slow down parliamentary proicedure on top of which the cost to the taxpayer is exorbitant.
Out of touch with modern LIVING and it seems they are looking out for their selves.
The PEOPLE VOTED FOR BREXIT so they should not interfere with this at all or with anything else to do with this country.
We voted in the people to represent us in Parliament so let them vote and Brain storm with out these OLD FARTS INTERVEINING!!!!!!!
Yes, the HoL should be dissolved, and that dishonourably. I am appalled by their lack of respect for the will of the British people which to my mind amounts to treason. Shame on them. Brexit as an issue is such a difficult one for the true-government that the last thing we need is an entire assembly of nay-sayers heckling from the wings.
The Lords seem to think that as they are unelected that they don't need to listen to the publics opinion. The result of the referendum is a case in point, they are too busy finding ways to line their own pockets. They have no interest in serving the public as it could harm their own scams and fiddles.
The House of Lords has no right to defy the will of the people and the Commons on this Brexit Amendment. They want to give European Nationals here rights which Brits living in Europe have not been granted. They are taking away HMG's bargaining power and effectively choosing Europeans living here over Brits living in Europe which is scandalous. They are totally out of touch with reality.
The House of Lords is too far detached from reality. To recommend we unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU citizens working in this country WITHOUT similar rights in return for our citizens in the EU is an insane negotiating position. They appear to be more concerned at prioritising EU nationals rights rather than UK nationals who they are supposed to represent.. Are the Europeans doing this for us? - No. The Europeans are going to use our nationals as bargaining chips. I have changed. I now support dissolving the House of Lords
An unelected group of busy bodies that think they know
What is best for everybody . The time has come for this antiquated body to be assigned to history .
I am sure it would be a great tourist attraction if that chamber was populated with wax work figures representing the last members I am sure they would contribute suitable clothing
Considering how much money they have fleeced the taxpayers of this country . Stuart Ingram
Some Members of the House of Lords receive pensions from the House of Lords, and for what? For signing in then going to Lunch. Any Member of the House of Lords who has European Connections should be excluded from voting against the Government on the Leave the EU Campaign. Many of the Lords cannot be called Impartial and should refrain from insulting those who voted to Leave the EU. We have just as much right as any Lord or Lady.
There is no use having something just for the sake of tradition. This is not a democracy. In theory it is good to have a 'watch committee' but they are not elected and could be corrupt or just want the feeling of power. Lets get rid of them for good.
Although it may not be democratic, the house of lords has evolved to be a very effective law-scrutinising body, and it combines the expertise of many experienced politicians and intellectuals. Although it may have tradition, and it may have some people in it who really should not be there, what the house of lords needs, is reform, not abolition. Think about it
The House of Lords could be dissolved, but it probably shouldn't because it is one half of Britain's parliament. Parliament is dissolved every five years for elections and the House of Lords remains since they are appointed. Thus far, parliament seems to be working for them and there shouldn't be any drastic changes.
No, they should not be dissolved for sure, because they still have a huge impact on their country, and they still hold quite a bit of power. They have been an important part of England, and continue to lead the country in a very efficient manner to this very day.
As I understand it, the Queen still has the ability to create new nobility and therefore new Lords in England. This gives a stability to the social structure of England that steps outside of the normal political process and permits someone who is not involved in the day to day manipulation of politics to honor those who work to the betterment of England. As such, her power serves the same function as the checks and balances built into the U.S.A.'s constitution.