He thinks this will stop them from being a “burden on the state”, according to the BBC website.
If I were a pensioner, I would have got straight on a bus for the House of Lords to demand that he be de-throned, de-frocked or dis-ennobled – whatever it takes to strip him of the title he so clearly doesn’t deserve.
These “burdens on the state” have contributed something like a quarter of their earnings to the state, throughout their entire working lives!
They have helped build up the state, maintained it, and defended it.
They receive a pension – and a meagre sum it is, too – because the state owes it to them in return for all that they have contributed to it!
Now, who wants to talk about how much the state should pay to useless life peers who only turn up at the House of Lords to pick up their allowance and spend the rest of their lives with their heads up their own backsides?