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.
Following three defeats and one almost-defeat in the House of Lords in the past fortnight, the Report Stage of the controversial Welfare Reform Bill continues this week and then comes to the Lords one last time on 31 January 2012 before passing to the Commons and on to Royal Assent.
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.
Most of the public think those who sit in the House of Lords and vote on laws should be elected, and 70 per cent of Christians believe it is wrong that some C of E Bishops are given automatic seats in parliament, an ICM poll shows.