Reforms: Lord Strathclyde.


Arrogance? The operative word is dictatorship.

The Tories were accused of “breathtaking arrogance” by trying to ram through laws to quash opposition in the House of Lords.A review by Tory peer Lord Strathclyde could see the Upper House banned from overturning some Government legislation.

The grandee was charged with looking at reforming the Lords after the government’s humiliating defeat on tax credits.

The Government will seek to overturn a defeat by peers on its plans to exclude 16 and 17-year-olds from voting in the EU referendum on British membership.

To ensure the Bill gets through ministers have an added an amendment saying it is now a financial issue. Peers are not allowed to vote down financial bills such as a the Budget.

Source: Tories branded arrogant for trying to ban House of Lords opposing Government – Mirror Online

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