Meg Russell on BBC Westminster hour talking about why system for appointing peers needs urgent reform
23 February 2015
Meg Russell was on the BBC Westminster Hour programme on Sunday 23 February 2015 talking about why system for appointing peers needs urgent reform.
Meg Russell's new report 'Enough is Enough: Regulating Prime Ministerial Appointments to the Lords' makes firm recommendations for change, emphasising that it would be
irresponsible for the Prime Minister post-May 2015 to continue with the
current unregulated system.
A full transcript of the interview is available here
- The Guardian view on appointments to the Lords: bin this corrupt system (10 February 15)
- The Financial Times on the report: Cameron urged to give up right to nominate peers, and their editorial: Britain's House of Lords needs to be downsized
- The Lord Speaker, responding to the report in the Financial Times. 'Lords report reflects the concerns of many' (16 February 15)
- Listen: BBC Westminster Hour: Sunday 23 February 2015
- Article by Meg Russell in Prospect Magazine 'Time to cut the House of Lords down to size' (Paywall) (19 February 15)
- Prospect held a roundtable discussion on Blueprint for Britain: How should the House of Lords be reformed? (19 February 15)
- Find out more information and a PDf copy of the report 'Enough is Enough: Regulating Prime Ministerial Appointments to the Lords'
- Read the blog post summarising
the arguments in the report
- Press release: New report calls for regulation of prime ministerial appointments to the Lords