Tories branded arrogant for trying to ban House of Lords opposing Government

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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6 Thoughts to “Tories branded arrogant for trying to ban House of Lords opposing Government”

  1. Mr.Angry

    Agree totally a dictatorship what a bunch of hypocrites.

  2. The issue of the upper chamber having powers, was one of the reasons lords reform fell through – Milliband withdrew the labour party’s support, when Cameron refused to define what powers what the new chamber would have.

  3. chris

    if they think they will be able to reform the Lords they have another thing coming

    1. chris

      I think Gov is arrogance if they think they will win against the lords 😉

  4. Harry

    What a bunch of totalitarian freaks these millionaire Bullingdon boys are. Doesn’t this financial imperative stem from the malicious Parliament ACT? A despicable piece of legislation that required the death of the King and the intimidation of the next to get assent. I believe this piece of Chicanery in 1911 gave the Speaker the power to designate whether a matter considered for legislation was financial or other. In fact the “Governed” whose money is so badly plundered by Gov Corps ought to have the last word. Too, matters proposed by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancashire, likely emanate from the Windsor Family. It seems the Windsors, as heads of state are enjoying a complete disconnection from responsibility attached to their high office.

  5. NMac

    The “Strathclyde” character looks like just another overfed, over-privileged, corrupt and obnoxious Tory bully.

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