Our Lords and Masters

Whatever its rights or wrongs, at its very least the British democratic system ensures that we are ruled by people we elect. If we don’t like them we can vote them out and they lose their jobs.

This is not wholly true. At the moment there are 18 Government ministers who are unelected, all but one of whom are Lords. Several are donors to the Tory party and many have been made Lords in order to do the jobs they have been given.  In some cases there are conflicts of interest between the jobs these people do and their Government roles. It seems unlikely that they have gone through a formal selection process. Continue reading “Our Lords and Masters”