One person resisted "Peer Pressure"
In the February 22 paper edition of the Wall Street Journal, British historian Andrew Roberts describes how the Labour Government has been selling and various people have been paying cash for peerages. This also allows them to vote on issues of national importance in the House of Lords. The Labour Government intended to destroy the House of Lords. It finds it more lucrative to utterly demean and debase it.
James I began the sale of peerages. The 1925 Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act made it illegal. According to Roberts, Margaret Thatcher is "the only prime minister of modern times to be guiltless of the practice".