“Walter Bagehot, in his high Victorian classic The English Constitution, wrote that
the danger of the House of Lords certainly is, that it may never be reformed.
Already the view’s been expressed that if you have a problem with the coalition’s House of Lords Reform Bill then, since the perfect is the enemy of the good, objectively speaking you’re resistant to reform. I don’t hold with that. Further reform is welcome. But those who’d tinker with the constitution need close watching; and bad reform is worse than none.”
Head of Legal, 29th June 2012