Snap Election 2017.
Ok, so this is my own personal opinion, but...
Theresa May has called for an early election to ensure our safe and secure 'Brexit', (a ridiculous expression in its own right) and that we must look forward to a better future outside Europe dealing with 'old friends' and new partners throughout the rest of the world.
Ok, fine if it all works out favourably. But in her statement outside No.10 she also briefly slipped in a very ominous little item regarding the 'unelected House of Lords members who oppose the governments' wishes'. These 'unelected Lords' are an essential part of our British Constitution and freedom from dictatorships!
If the House of Lords becomes an 'elected House of Lords', then the inevitable outcome is that whoever is in government will 'elect' their own Lords to kowtow to the government mandates and three-line whips to push through whatever said governments want. The effect of which is simply... Dictatorial unopposed government domination. Yes, we can lobby our MPs if we don't like a government proposition etc. but who does? Who has the time or ability to do so? This country has passed through the era of cash for Lordships, and that is no longer a stumbling block to having a fair balance in the House of Lords. That House is a failsafe against dictatorial imposition of governmental whims which may not necessarily be in the genuine interest of this country. IS THIS NOT WHY MANY PEOPLE VOTED TO LEAVE EUROPE IN THE FIRST PLACE? We must retain our non-dictatorship democratic 'will-of-the-people' governmental Constitution!
I know that many will now be saying: "how many of us can/will lobby a Lord in the House", and I'd agree probably none or very few. But over centuries of British Parliamentary rule the House of Lords has protected us all from the instant imposition of the whims of a political party which may not have the best interests of the country or citizens at heart, but more the interests of a particular political party leader. The House of Lords is an intrinsic part of the democratic constitution of the UK/Great Britain, and must not be populated by those who are open to parliamentary pressure. Whether you like the current system of having a dual-house parliamentary governance or not... It is an essential weapon in the fight to resist dictatorships! Even the U.S. has a dual-house system consisting of The Senate, and the House of Representatives. Both of which have to be in agreement before laws and constitutional changes can be made, am I right?