Attack on Lords is latest stage in the Tory war against democracy


Never mind that the Lords were right to block the stupid and unnecessary Tory cuts to tax credits – they dared to defy David Cameron and George Osborne, so they must pay the price, it seems.

So a review of the Lords’ powers is to say peers should lose their absolute veto over secondary legislation like statutory instruments.

You’ll note that we already know what the “review” will say. Clearly it is not an impartial review of the Lords’ powers and the reasons for having them; the word “review” is in fact a euphemism for a dictat from Cameron.

It should be blocked; it represents another step towards the ‘One-Party Nation’ that the Tories want to create, in which every slightest whim that passes through their tiny brains is inflicted on the public full-force.

The question is, in the land of Apathy, can anybody be bothered to stand up to these monsters?

David Cameron is preparing to use the full force of the law to clip the wings of the House of Lords after it blocked his welfare cuts, the BBC has learned.

A review will say peers should lose their absolute veto over detailed laws known as secondary legislation.

Peers will instead be offered a new power to send these laws back to the Commons, forcing MPs to vote again – but will only be able to do this once.

The review was ordered after peers voted to delay tax credit cuts.

Labour said the reform was a “massive over-reaction” to the government defeat.

Source: Lords veto powers ‘to be curtailed’ – BBC News

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8 thoughts on “Attack on Lords is latest stage in the Tory war against democracy

  1. NMac

    The House of Lords is hardly democratic, but at least it put up some resistance to the Nasty Party. Any reforms should go hand-in-hand with reforms to our 19th century electoral system, and not just made in a fit of spoiled-brat pique.

  2. chris

    thing is there is no land of Apathy because many are standing up
    to me Apathy is a propaganda tool use by the Torys to make the ones who are fighting give up
    but I have a feeling to lords will find away to stop this one way or another

  3. Michael Broadhurst

    there should be some machinery,in a democracy to stop any government excesses or what are conceived as bad laws by other respected bodies.
    whether a government has a majority,it should not be allowed to do just what it wants.

  4. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    Public apathy is one of the greatest assets the Tories have. We all complain about the way they run roughshod over democracy but no one has yet come up with any suggestions for a concerted effort to get rid of them. I had hope that the Unions would be up for a fight but they seem prepared to let it all blow over their heads until it really is too late.

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        Are you sure about the public apathy?
        If you’re right, why hasn’t more been done to stop the Tories from doing whatever they want?

  5. mrmarcpc

    It’s their revenge for not getting the tax credit cuts and everything else that they wanted to push through, the tories must be stopped from getting their own way all the time, it’s high time they were brought to heel by all of us!

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