Abolishing the House of Lords is vital to getting rid of corrupt corporate politics, says Anthony Barnett. But an elected second chamber may not be the good democratic, reform-minded alternative many suppose.
A manifesto for re-connecting formal British politics with ordinary people has been chosen by the public and officially unveiled, as the largest ever campaign for political reform enters its decisive phase.
An innovative popular campaign for radical democratic reform in Britain has reached a landmark 50,000 votes in an online poll to produce a core agenda for change ahead of the forthcoming General Election.
The vote for the Power 2010 Pledge is still too close to call. There are only 12 days left - but the competition is fierce. Only the top five ideas will make it into the Pledge, and the race is far from secured - any of the 29 ideas to 'change politics for good' and challenge candidates of all parties could still make it to the top.