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It is typical of the House of Lords, sitting comfortably in their opulent surroundings, oblivious to the confusion in Britain and the outside world, demanding that its peers must vote against Britain leaving the EU.

The sheer arrogance of this undemocratic gesture is not surprising, noting that the majority of the 600-odd members are Labour.

The Lords Assembly has loudly been criticised for being the “old boys club”, over-populated, its irreverence of purpose and very costly administration.

In fact an unnecessary burden on taxpayers’ money, with a complete overhaul and reorganisation is required.

Talk of disbanding in the past has led nowhere.

It should be noted that America has only 100 member senators, compared with our overblown 600, to accomplish a similar role.

There is a great deal of reorganisation to be carried out in Parliament, clearing out the has-beens, deadwood, hangers-on and unqualified cluttering the political arena.

J W Bearby,

Tarnston Road,

Hartlepool.