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Once again, David Cameron disappoints!

David Cameron is considering plans to create a “multi-faith” House of Lords where Muslim imams could sit alongside Anglican and Catholic bishops.

The controversial suggestion is revealed in a paper drawn up by Tory officials which calls for a wide range of different churches to be represented once reforms to the Upper House are carried out. Currently 26 Anglican bishops have seats in the Lords.

But Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, is drawing up a draft bill setting out wholesale changes to the Lords that are expected to include provisions for hundreds of existing peers, including the bishops, to be evicted while at least 80 per cent of new members are elected.

This Coalition is anything but Conservative and seems intent to further mangle and twist our legislature

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5 thoughts on “MULTIFAITH LORDS?

  1. Put simply,
    Cameron has to go!
    David Davis should have become leader of the Conservatives,
    not least because he IS one.
    Cameron on the other hand,
    is acting more and more like a bull-sh****r.

    He’s good at appearing “ordinary” and “blokey”,
    but that’s all.
    The fact that he admired Blair should have put us on red alert…

  2. Two things. Firstly there have already been steps to do this. Labour made a large number of the leaders of other faiths Life Peers, such as Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi.

    Secondly, why should the clergy be represented in the legislature in an alledged democracy? One can be both conservative and a Conservative and still oppose religious interference in the governing of the State.

  3. Seamus,
    Because whether you or anyone else likes it or not,
    we ARe a parliamentary democracy in which the monarchy and the Church play a significant role
    (until our politicians can find a way to do away with it)
    That is why the clergy are stilol represented in the House of Lords,
    and surprise, surprise,
    there is one HELL of a difference between
    the theology of Christianity and Islam….

  4. You said it yourself. A parliamentary democracy. Not a parliamentary theocracy. There is one other country in the world where clerics have, by right, a place in the legislature. And that is Iran. Not a country I think that the UK want to be associated with.

    What reason other than tradition is there for retaining the Lords Spiritual (or the Lords in general)?

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