David Cameron faces Tory rebellion over move to curb power of House of Lords

David Cameron is making himself look increasingly stupid over his pig-headed (and This Writer uses the expression advisedly) determination to create a Tory dictatorship in the UK.

When he is already making himself look increasingly stupid over his silly pose against immigration from other EU countries, his assault on the Lords is very poorly-timed.

Note that the spokesman for rebelling Conservatives is David Davis, who stood against Cameron as a candidate to be leader of the Conservatives in 2005. Davis self-confesses as a very strong supporter of civil liberties, in stark contrast to Cameron’s approach – which is to shut them down at every opportunity.

Perhaps Mr Davis is preparing for another leadership campaign. He’s a member of the Tory right-wing, which means he’s no more desirable than any of the others – but the man who won the most votes in the first round of the last leadership race could certainly complicate the careers of pretenders like Osborne and Johnson.

David Cameron is facing a Conservative rebellion over moves to curb the power of the House of Lords.

Under proposals by the former Tory Cabinet minister Lord Strathclyde, new regulations would be passed to ensure MPs had the “final say” over secondary legislation. The issue came to a head in October, when peers blocked Chancellor George Osborne’s plans to cut spending on tax credits by £4.4bn. In response, Mr Cameron appointed Lord Strathclyde to review the powers of the Upper Chamber.

David Davis, the former minister, told the New Statesman that “at least a dozen” Tory MPs would oppose ending the veto. Downing Street said it would respond in the new year.

The Leader of the Lords, Baroness Stowell of Beeston, described its recommendations as “thoughtful and measured”. But Baroness Smith of Basildon, Labour’s leader in the Lords, argued: “All this paints a very unattractive picture of a Prime Minister and a government that will not tolerate challenge, that loathes scrutiny and fears questioning.”

Under the proposals, peers would be able to “invite the Commons to think again” over secondary legislation, changes implemented outside an Act of Parliament. But the Lords could then be overruled by a vote in the Commons.

Source: David Cameron faces Tory rebellion over move to curb power of House of Lords | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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  1. roybeiley December 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Why not just create the SS and go the whole hog ( sic!) and declare us an official one party state?

  2. NMac December 18, 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Well, it is alleged that he has a particular liking for pigs’ heads.

  3. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl) December 18, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    There needs to be a COUNTRYWIDE rebellion against this attempt to destroy democracy.

    • chris December 18, 2015 at 10:44 pm - Reply

      there already is but its been mostly peaceful

  4. Michael Broadhurst December 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    surely there is something in the European Constitution that member states have to be democratic ?
    does any one know ?

  5. Dez December 19, 2015 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Maybe it’s part of a cunning plan he has just dreamed up ie make myself look so thick and stupid that even his ol’ buddies Ossie and Boris will look user friendly when I go off and make myself millions like Tone did. Not sure either of those two dozy sods could run anything as they are from the same clone mould.

  6. mrmarcpc December 21, 2015 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    If he tries to do this, and he will because like his little, bland mate Osborne, he is supremely arrogant, and it backfires on him and really blows up in his face, then he should be made to step down, resign and get shot of and good riddance too!

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