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Is it good that the UK's House of Lords is not elected?
That the UK's House of Lords is not elected should be seen as positive.
The House of Lords is resistant to populism and faddish trends.
There is no need for peers to be periodically re-elected, so they can focus on long term concerns rather than their next campaign.
Only families with a deep long term investment in the nation have a chance to be a part of it.
There is greater freedom of speech in the House of Lords and less pandering to party lines.
They can block or postpone legislations that the House of Commons is trying to pass. It is not democratic for them to check on an elected government.
Its not representative of the national demographics.
Its inflexible due to lifetime appointment.
It is skewed too heavily in favor of the status quo.
The UK should switch its electoral system from "first past the post" to "alternative vote".
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