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Adonis: Elected Lords 'would keep experts'

Our guest editor Baroness Boothroyd asked to cover the proposal to reform the House of Lords. She is worried about the government's plan to replace the existing House of Lords where everyone is appointed with one where the majority of members are elected. To debate this is Lord Adonis, a former labour transport secretary who is now a director of the Institute for Government and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty.

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