They were interviewing someone on NPR who was all like "I think everyone was thinking 'Thank God we made it through [the opening ceremonies] without anything calamitous happening.' Well, there are still 16 days left, so we'll see." I don't really know anyone well who is British, but why was my first thought "That is *so* stereotypically British"?
"The collective principle asserts that... no society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means." Aneurin Bevan, In Place of Fear, p100 #quote
The HoL may not be perfect, but do you really want to see elected members who could possible win seats if the electoral process is PR, which means the possibility of unsavory people from fringe parties being elected into the HoL! So, if you'll have to choose between the lesser of the two evils; I say leave it as it is for now.