Direct Democracy proposal for Heritage and Culture

Closing of the House of Lords

As some aspects of Parliament will be reformed so as to comply with the People's Administration architecture for direct democracy, there will be no need for a permanent House of Lords or its representatives. None of the members are democratically elected and instead, most are hereditary, have bought their way in, or have simply been given their seats by MPs.

Pre-2010, David Cameron pledged to close the House of Lords also but in 2015, he rejected calls even to just reform it and increased its Conservative membership and, he also announced plans to expand the House's membership even further in the future. After this point, the Conservatives will [in-effect] own the House of Lords, the House of Commons and, the UK's entire mainstream media and, all of this would have been freely given to them by the UK electorate that refuses true and direct democracy and the chance to save millions in expenses.

It is clear to see that since 2010, David Cameron changed his mind about closing or reforming the House of Lords because it backed his policies but like a spoiled child, he now threatens to flood it with more Conservative peers and/or to reform it when it doesn't back his policies.

Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose that the closure of the House of Lords will not only strengthen democracy but, will also be financially prudent because any savings made can instead be spent on funding the administration and Parliament and this will reduce the burden on the parliamentary budget, which is funded by the tax payer.

The current food and drinks bill for the House of Lords alone is approx £60,000 per week - all funded by the tax payer while no members are elected by the tax payer and, there is also the potential to actually generate revenue from the House of Lords by marketing it as a tourist attraction, whilst time-sharing it with parliamentary use if needed.

Unelected peers claim hundreds of thousands of pounds - for doing nothing!
By 2017, Parliament's alcohol bill had TRIPLED to £1.8MILLION!

Fundamentally, while our system of governance retains the House of Lords, the UK remains the Western world's last remaining theocracy and so by legal definition, the UK can never be a democracy [of any form] while it has the House of Lords and its hereditary bishops. Since when did 850 unelected peers fighting with 650 elected MPs to decide our laws, ever constitute a representative democracy?

Voting for direct democracy outside a general election

Direct Democracy - Audio

It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.

This is not a protest campaign.

In accordance with Magna Carta Article 61 and with UN UDHR Article 21 and with all democratic principals up-held by the UN [which the UK is signed-up to], the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog is a UN-sanctioned and legally recognised voting format for UK reform to direct democracy - even outside a general election.

Vote legitimately for a peaceful and structured UK reform to direct democracy now simply by following the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog and when numbers reach a point of critical mass, we'll do the rest.

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