Save cash on Lords

IT’S time now that the House of Lords was reformed. Mr Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, has thrown a lifeline to Mr Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, and Mr Clegg should grasp it with open arms.

For years the reform of the House of Lords has been Liberal and Labour policy – even Herbert Henry Asquith (Liberal) in 1908 tried, unsuccessfully.

It has always been pushed back again and again.

To cut the number of members in the House of Lords would be a big saving to the country’s economy.

It’s time now that the people of this country elected members for the upper house.

It’s always been membership passed down from generation to generation, from family to family.

Let the people of this country elect.

Many times have we seen on TV, the House of Lords, men and women dozing off to sleep while a debate is going on.

What a waste of ratepayers’ money, we pay their expenses.

John Wildie

Briar Grove, Sandal