AFTER watching the opening of Parliament I ask myself: “Why do we have to put up with this farcical display?”
At every general election the people are asked to vote for a party that they believe will pass legislation that fits the country’s needs. The winners are expected to bring in bills to bring this about.
The unelected House of Lords has the right to modify or reject any of them.
Why do we need this bunch of failed politicians, superannuated bishops and dodgy businessmen? What do they know that we don’t?
I understand that Sweden and New Zealand both have single chamber parliaments, which seem to work OK.
If the country really does need modernisation perhaps we should start here. I’m sure it will save a few bob.
Raymond Pegg, Peterbrook Road, Solihull Lodge