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'Think again' call on Lords reform

Today's guest editor Baroness Boothroyd was speaker of the House of Commons for eight years. As a result she has an in-depth knowledge of how parliament works. She is worried about the government's proposals for a mainly elected House of Lords.

Her concerns are shared by Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor at the Institute for Contemporary History at Kings College London, so we asked him to detail his case against change.

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