1893

January 1st. Another New Year’s Honour’s list.  Britain’s parliamentary Upper House is made of 780 – predominantly white, Conservative male – Lords Spiritual and Lords Temporal: Viscounts, Barons, hereditary Lords, the occasional Lady and 28 members of the clergy.   Some get there through talent, others through privilege and cronyism.  Boris Johnson’s brother is a Baron.  Is that what a C21st democracy should look like?