Tuesday, February 17, 2009

House of Lords: What's it all about?

8 comments:

ace1453 said...

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but it is ironic that the House of Lords is less powerful than the House of Commons.

gatorade said...

It sounded to me that the members of the House of Lords thought they had more power then they really do. The majority in commons, if managed properly, will almost always get its way.

The Professor said...

Only the members of the House of Lords thought that their votes were "critical" and that they could change the views of the House of Commons. The non-members of Parliament interviewed didn't know what the House of Lords did, or thought that it was the same as the House of Commons.

reagan 08 said...

How many of them didn't even know which was which? I know people are like that here too, but isn't that sad? You should at least know Commons from Lords!

John Connor said...

Lord Wright of Richmond, Lord Fowler. I wish I had the title lord.

Rambunctious Mongoose said...

It is amazing though how nice of a building it is though. With all of the ornate architecture and lighting. You can definately tell that it is a house for "lords" and not for "commons."

curycue said...

In a government it is always important to have checks and balances. The House of Lords checks the House of Commons and makes sure it doesn't become to powerful.

Inigo Montoya said...

The House of Lords is not a check for the House of Commons. They can't stop the House of Commons from gaining too much power. They only semi important thing in the House of Lords are the law lords, but they have very limited power compared to the Commons.