Aside Posted on
- 22:30, 27 July 2015 OPINION BY KEVINMAGUIRE
Peers exist above electoral laws, appointed for life by Prime Ministers and party leaders rewarding has-beens, never-weres and wealthy donors, says Kevin Maguire
Lord Sewel of Orange Bra is a symbol of an utterly corrupt political system.
But the alleged prostitute-paying, white powder-snorting peer inadvertently does democracy a favour by exposing the injustice of the House of Cronies.
This medieval anachronism, a feudal hangover from the centuries we were denied votes to elect rulers, is an unaccountable palace of patronage.
Club members may yet flush Sewel down the political sewer but you and me are powerless to rid ourselves of the allegedly law-breaking lawmaker.
Peers exist above electoral laws, appointed for life by Prime Ministers and party leaders rewarding has-beens, never-weres and wealthy donors who buy seats on the burgundy benches by slipping a sponor the odd million or two.
It’s a dirty, dishonest, rancid, indecent scam to perpetuate vested interests by strengthening the power and privileges of the political establishment.