Having been offered their first ever newly-minted seat in the House of Lords — a chamber which they want to replace with a democratic alternative — the Green Party faced the challenge of pragmatically accepting the position without looking too … unelected.
Party spinners solved this problem earlier by issuing a press release which, errr, doesn’t mention the “House of Lords” or “peerage” once. Throughout the whole email on the ennoblement of London AM Jenny Jones, the Lords is referred to euphemistically as the “the second chamber in the Palace of Westminster”:
“The Green Party today accepted the nomination of London Assembly Member, Jenny Jones to the second chamber in the Palace of Westminster.”
Jones continues with the rebranding:
“It is an honour and a privilege to be chosen as the Green Party representative in the Second Chamber.”