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House of Lords

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The upper house of Parliament where one finds their seat either through birth, or, more recently, appointment for life. A grace and favour position for toffs who like having grand titles which sound like dogs' names: Baron, Duke, Duchess, etc.

That said, if it wasn't for the Lords, there would be considerably more legislation rushed through and made law without anyone noticing - the sort of laws that sneak through the Commons when there are only three MPs on the benches (two of whom are asleep). They are actually a very useful buffer that stops the present government running riot with draconian ideas - something they're extremely adept at.