Radio National in Australia had an interview this morning with the spokesman from the UK’s Electoral Reform Society about the Lord Sewel hooker sting and sex scandal.
Calls for reform of the House of Lords are gaining momentum in the UK, following the extraordinary scandal that has engulfed the deputy speaker of the House of Lords, Lord Sewel, who was secretly filmed allegedly snorting cocaine and cavorting with prostitutes.
The footage released by The Sun newspaper also showed him making disparaging remarks about a number of senior politicians, including the Prime Minister David Cameron.
Lord Sewel has now resigned, but the scandal has reignited calls for urgent reform of the upper House of Parliament, with many saying the time has come for the peers to go.
The UK’s Electoral Reform Society has long campaigned for an elected House of Lords. Read more »