Called up for parliamentary service: why we should replace the Lords with a House of Citizens

The Lords is an affront to democracy and Parliament as a whole is regarded as untrustworthy. Matthew Beswick says the second chamber should be replaced by a 160-strong citizens’ assembly, whose members would be chosen to serve a two-year term by sortition – just as juries are picked now. Sortition – the process of selecting … Continue reading Called up for parliamentary service: why we should replace the Lords with a House of Citizens