The Electoral Reform Society has expressed disappointment at the news that David Cameron has appointed 16 Peers in his resignation honours list, making the second chamber more bloated and costly than ever.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, argued in his recent Magna Carta lecture against the idea of a fully elected second chamber at Westminster. As the debate about Lords reform continues, political theologian Graeme Smith seeks to show why the Archbishop is wrong to put his faith in an oligarchic form of democracy rather than one based on full electoral accountability.
Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow appears on BBC Radio Wales' 'All Things Considered' programme at 9am on Sunday 29 April 2012. It lasts around 30 minutes and is also available afterwards as a Podcast.