At a time when we are singularly disillusioned with our political class, when we have lost all faith in the old party game, and when our democracy is in dire need of reform, the political class decide to 'fix' the Lords. Lords reform is not a subject on the tongues of the nation, will never 'trend' on Twitter and is generally not a matter of concern. If pressed, people will have an opinion, but the lack of impetus for change also means most see more urgent and compelling targets for change.
The subject is warranted to bring out the most crassly insane proposals from the political class. Thus Lord Adonis, not a pretty cove by any means, wants to move the chamber to Manchester as though it were the regional office of a stationery company. No doubt Harman wants to fill its benches on a strict quota system, to include the stupid, the indolent and people who can't speak English. And Clegg of course still wants to impose his PR system upon us, despite having been slapped down when we answered this question before. This time he won't allow us to have a say. What all of them have in common is that they want the Lords to be a mirror of the party political system that has dominated the Commons - with members subject to the same central control, with the party nomenklatura having the power of nomination, with whipping and all the party constraints of the Commons. They are deaf and blind to the popular anger against these things in the lower house. These mad, purblind party creatures cannot see the world but in their own distorted image.