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Spectator letters: Cutting the Lords, and a defence of Edwin Lutyens

Plus: a former ambassador on valedictory blogging; and another freelance alternative to the RAF

29 August 2015

9:00 AM

29 August 2015

9:00 AM

Trimming the ermine

Sir: I am a new boy in the House of Lords compared with Viscount Astor — though I did hear Manny Shinwell speak — but he is right that it is bursting at the seams, and something needs to be done about it (‘Peer review’, 22 August). I detect signs of a consensus that the right number of peers is about 450.

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