This is not a good idea:
The final proposals were sent by the rebels’ leader Jesse Norman MP to Patrick McLoughlin, the Tory party chief whip and to Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin on Thursday.
The seven point plan includes a proposal to allow mass membership organisations – such as the CBI, TUC, General Medical Council or even the RSPB – to elect their own peers.
This is coding the Corporatist State into the legislature.
No, just no. We really do not need or want this disgusting reminder of fascism.
Our Jesse Norman has been in touch to point out that the story I’ve based this upon is well wrong. Specifically, he assures me that the original is “wildly misleading and inaccurate”.
So I’m off swearing and spouting bollocks on the basis of insufficient information. Oh such a change from the regular fare here, eh?
At least we do agree on one thing: this sort of corporatism would be an appalling thing to do.