May 11th, 2012

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The New-Look House of Lords:
Clegg’s radical shake-up unveiled


Westminster was abuzz with excitement this evening as details emerged of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s detailed proposals for a radical shake-up of the House of Lords.

In the reformed Upper House, seats formerly reserved for cronies will now be given over to hangers-on, timeservers will be purged in favour of jobsworths, and the section of the green benches previously earmarked for has-beens will be significantly reduced in favour of a new intake of toadies and hacks.

“This is the most thoroughgoing reform ever attempted,” declared a senior Government source. “I am confident that this sleek, modern Upper House will be fit for purpose well into the next millennium.”


The Reforms in Detail


House of Lords before

House of Lords after