A new Lib Dem peer!
The “Elect the Lords” campaign is highlighting some dodgy statistics concerning new Labour and the House of Lords:
“17 out of the 22 individuals who have donated more than £100,000 to the Labour Party in the past few years have received an honour; all but one of the individuals who have donated more than £1m have received a peerage. This is unacceptable in a modern democracy.”
“In nine years, Tony Blair has appointed more than 300 life peers – 50% more than any other Prime Minister in history. “
At electhelords.org.uk they are selling virtual peerages at bargain basement prices in order to fund their campaign.
I am now Baron Niles of Nottingham. I’m still thinking about what my baronial motto should be. Any suggestions?