Johnson just made a mockery of the UK honours system

  • Boris Johnson has given life peerages to his brother Jo and Russian billionaire, Evgeny Lebedev, as well as numerous other pals of his, but excluding the flamboyant ex-speaker, John Bercow.

    The Lords now has over 830 peers...

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    “The Lords was already the largest second chamber in the world. There are now over 800 unelected peers, voting on our laws for life. Is packing the Lords with party loyalists really a priority, as a pandemic rages across the world? This move is an absolute insult to voters. This is making a mockery of democracy.”

    Cronyism at its finest.