Letter: After the Lords

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Sir: Pelham Barton (letter, 22 January) asks if anyone can explain why other than a completely elected replacement for the House of Lords is even an option. I'll try.

A completely elected replacement would be another House of Commons. It is enough that we have one of those already. And what would it do? Act in the name of the electorate to limit the will of the electorate?

Such a house would be full of politicians, for goodness' sake. The breadth of experience, wisdom and perspective would be diminished dramatically. We will have more elections, more politics and it will cost more.

DAVID CHANDLER

Bromley, Kent

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