Gordon Brown has waded into the debate about relocating the House of Lords in York.
The former Prime Minister has told the present one that the change would be ‘cosmetic’ and that more radical reform was needed.
Speaking at a Westminster event organised by the group Hope Not Hate on Monday (20 January) Mr Brown said:
Boris Johnson yesterday started floating proposals to move the House of Lords from London to York or Birmingham, or Leeds.
He started floating proposals to rotate members of parliament, moving around the country. But I tell you, cosmetic changes will not make the difference that is needed…
And Labour should be leading this debate about what we do in the future
‘We need not cosmetic change but fundamental change from top to bottom to renew and reboot Britain so Scotland does not secede and the regions feel respected.’@OfficeGSBrown addresses @hopenothate event in Westminster. pic.twitter.com/pfoufl4daM
— Gordon & Sarah Brown (@OfficeGSBrown) January 20, 2020