Hereditary peers in House of Lords are a tiny facet of Westminster's problem

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Hereditary peers in House of Lords are a tiny facet of Westminster’s problem

IF you’ve ever sat down to watch an episode of Downton Abbey, you know there’s nothing that gets large swathes of the British elite more nostalgic and dewy-eyed than the memory of times gone by, when the birthright of “old money” was all one needed to secure influence over the laws of the land.

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Hereditary peers in House of Lords are a tiny facet of Westminster’s problem