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representative DEMOCRACY in Britain has become diluted almost

to  the point of extinction. During that TIME the House of Commons

has transmogrified from otherwise being manned  by worldly

experienced members who had a real connection with the lives of

the people whom they represented, combined with an absolute

commitment to public service - in contrast to ex-foreign

secretaries and members of parliament of the two mainstream

political parties  that regard parliament as a professional means

to an end of greedy, self-aggrandisement.

"I am a great believer in bringing the Empire

 closer together. That's the only way we'll

 have real understanding and prosperity."

               Garfield Weston Canadian businessman and philanthropist

IT was Garfield Weston as MP for Macclesfield who donated £100,000 of his own money, as a gift to the Royal Airforce, to purchase 16 fighter aircraft, namely Spitfires and Winston Churchill, as Prime Minister, whose TOTAL connection with those that they represented, saw Britain comprised of its people and democracy as a political unitrepresentative of the power of the people.

Today the likes of Mr. Tony Blair who took this country to a war in Iraq, without one thread of an idea of the consequences of the differences between shiite and sunni muslims; Mr. Gordon Brown, ex-Prime Minister whose finger wagging conceit, revealed himself to be without a jot of an idea of what representation of the power of the people IS; and in the very latest incarnation of party politics today Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw; have not a clue as to what needs to be done to revive the near to death, soon to be a corpse of The Curious Case of Being British

Even though the countries which comprised the empire, are today independent nation states, they still commune as a modern Commonwealth of Nations despite the fact that our politicians have, seemingly, forgotten the lessons of history, in their greedy, self-interested, power-seeking, retirement-plan-driven obsession with all things Europe and the European Union ... 



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Comment by Michael Grove on February 28, 2015 at 12:45

In 1998 the Labour government of Tony Blair introduced legislation to deprive hereditary peers (by then numbering 750) of their 700-year-old right to sit and vote in the upper chamber. A compromise, however, allowed 92 of them—who were elected by their fellow peers—to remain as temporary members. The measure, which went into effect in late 1999, was seen as a prelude to wider reform, and in 2007 members of the House of Commons offered support for two separate proposals, one calling for the House of Lords to be 80-percent elected, the ot...100-percent elected.

Comment by Michael Grove on February 8, 2022 at 15:57

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