How long do we have to wait before any reform this chamber, as promised by government after government, is finally acted on?
All it is is a place where our political leaders can appoint their friends and supporters, giving them titles and attendance allowances that we can ill afford.
Sadly, even though many Tory supporters would like major changes, David Cameron and his team will, like future promised EU referendums, find ways of backtracking on Lords reform, whenever it suits their whims and ambitions.
The Tories will never take action to cut back on this huge playground for their friends, no matter their election promises.
Iain J McConnell