British Prime Minister Tony Blair is under investigation for allegedly selling seats in the House of Lords for secret loans to his Labour Party.
Don’t know if Blair is guilty or not, but just imagine how the Liberals here in Canada would have taken advantage of such a system.
Liberal bagmen would no doubt have handed out peerages like candy to their rich corporate buddies.
Of course, the rank would depend on the contribution with a scale like this:
Duke -- $10,000 contribution.
Viscount - $5,000 contribution
Earl - $2,000 contribution
Baron - $1,000 contribution
Knight - $500 contribution
In fact, this is such a lucrative concept the Liberals may just decide to make Canada a feudal system should they take power again.
But first they need to persuade us peasants to vote them in again.