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Slim down the Lords
I HAVE to agree with Nick Clegg’s statement about a complete overhaul of the House of Lords. A lot of the peers appearing to be doddering old fools.
When you see them on TV, half of them are asleep or not bothered by what is going on.
What is upsetting that if these peers register at the Lords they receive £300 in expenses, plus they are entitled to subsidised meals.
One Lord suggested this week that half of the House sign in and out just to get their daily allowance.
We have all been told to tighten our belts. Well, these people need to tighten theirs in a big way. Pensioners have had personal allowances stopped for the past two years; we have had to tighten our belts; we have lost about £1,000 in allowances, while the peers have lost nothing.
The House of Lords should be slimmed down. Just image the money that would save.
Tom Mitchell, Mendip Close, Huntington, York.
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