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The House of Lords – ok so its scrutiny is not as effective as the US Senate, but don’t write it off completely!

Any comparison will have the US Senate necessarily on top, but as Cameron’s woes over reform of the NHS & Blair’s failed attempts to detain terrorist suspects for 90 days illustrate, the Lords can perform an effective bulwark against government.

This booklet (link) is an excellent document. It is worth printing off as it contains excellent facts and figures on the performance of the Lords’…

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/holwork.pdf

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