Politics Home reports that Nick Clegg ‘expects’ ”everybody” in the Government to abide by the Coalition Agreement and get behind House of Lords reform.
“We’ve had a discussion within government about what the shape of this legislation would look like, and we’ve agreed it collectively.”
Really? And when was the Coalition Agreement put to the people for their approval? Consequently, where is the mandate for the Coalition to implement this policy? To whom does the constitution of our nation belong – the people, or the political elite?
When will any member of the Coalition admit that, in effect, what they carried out following the general election of 2010 was but to impose on the electorate of this nation, a dictatorship?
Those in the Coalition may have decided on what House of Lords reform should look like and may have collectively agreed it, but the people haven’t. If the United Kingdom is a democracy, should not the people have so agreed – and if so, when did they so do?
And representative democracy is of the people, for the people, by the people?