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.
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