A Labour MP spearheaded a startling attack on the unelected House of Lords today, telling stunned senior peers the Upper Chamber was “indefensible”.
Campaigning backbencher Paul Flynn demanded major reform, insisting an overhaul was needed to bring it up to date.
He hit out at party leaders for packing the red leather benches with mega rich donors, political aides and party chums .
But one prominent peer defended the system of appointing independent experts before moaning of his £300 daily allowance: “That’s all we get.”
A total of 804 Lords and Ladies are crammed