Zewditu Gebreyohanes

Zewditu Gebreyohanes is a senior researcher at the Legatum Institute and a trustee at the Victoria & Albert Museum

In defence of hereditary peers

‘Hereditary peers remain indefensible,’ says Labour’s manifesto. The party plans to rectify this issue by ‘introducing legislation to remove the right of hereditary peers to sit and vote in the House of Lords’. If it follows through on its promise, Keir Starmer’s party will be making a big mistake. Labour suggests that its reform will