Just slightly more useful than the unelected House of Lords who are a complete waste of rations.
There's a need for a second chamber who specifically aren't elected, who don't need to worry about their job. I rather like the concept that they can turn around to the CORGI of the day, and say "nah, it's a sh!t idea, p!ss off".
I's always interesting that Thatcher hated them for what they blocked when she stopped listening; and Blair hated them for what they blocked when he stopped listening. Equal-opportunity "blocking the will of elected MPs", I rather like it...