Not quite right here

McDonnell repeatedly drew cheers from the crowds when he spoke of the need for electoral reform and changes to the House of Lords. He called for a “progressive intellectual alliance” between parties to rebuild what was needed for a democracy. “The House of Lords – 92 of them are there on the basis of who Charles II shagged at some point in the past,” he said. “It can’t be right that we have a House of Lords that’s based upon those people appointed rather than elected.”

For of course the hereditaries are elected…..

13 comments on “Not quite right here

  1. So he’s more concerned about the 92 that are “sort of elected” (from a select group of descendant shaggees) than the rest of cronies all appointed.

    Does he really think that a fully elected chamber (and hence with real blocking power) would help him if his bunch of loons / fruitcakes / whackos ever fluked their way into government.

  2. Julia M: Diane Abbot is there on the same basis McDonnel claims for the presence of the hereditaries.

  3. Jesus fucking Christ.

    Instead he is advocating rule by those who fucked Ted Heath and Chris Smith. It disgusts me that this person is allowed to speak in public, let alone vote and be voted for.

  4. McNasty is a very evil man who would serve as a Beria analogue in Grandpa Death’s gang.

  5. Also –if Glastonbury is about allowing Marxist shite to expound on stage then it needs to lose its licence.

    Glasto no more.

  6. “It can’t be right that we have a House of Lords that’s based upon those people appointed rather than elected.”

    A tight-lipped, ashen-faced blogger was unavailable for comment.

  7. Mr Ecks,

    “Also –if Glastonbury is about allowing Marxist shite to expound on stage then it needs to lose its licence.”

    Absolutely not.

    Glastonbury is a wonderful way of transferring large amounts of money from right-on kids doing non-jobs in London to Conservative-voting burger van operators and electrical technicians in Wiltshire. All while making Corbyn look like a twat to marginal voters who don’t care for landfill indie.

  8. As someone who wanders the further shores of family history the McDonnell families of Liverpool and Ireland are of interest. You will be astonished to learn that certain of them have a connection at least with King Charles II. Is John one of them?

  9. BiS,

    > to Conservative-voting burger van operators …

    I don’t know about the burger vans, but the bars at Glastonbury are provided by the Workers’ Beer Company, which is a trading arm of the Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council.

  10. How are we going to get rid of those loyal party apparatchiks who are appointed to safe seats?

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