This thread opened as a result of a hijack in this thread
The UK has two houses, the Commons and the Lords. Members of the Commons are elected for periods not to exceed 5 years, before needing re-election, usually at a general election.
The House of Lords is a non-elected body made up of heriditary peers, life peers, (some?) bishops and maybe some others. None are elected and they hold positions for life. The HoL has very limited powers, but can obstruct and engineer modifications to legislation.
There has recently been a move to reform the HoL and introduce some element of election versus appointment. All the proposals were defeated by votes in the Commons.
Do you think the HoL should be abolished, or reformed? If reformed, what would you prefer?