It must be a joy to some commenters on This Blog, to see so much opposition from Labour.

All too often, This Writer sees comments claiming Labour never opposed anything done by the Coalition government. Such comments are drivel, of course.

At least we can all rest assured that such suggestions must now be well and truly buried in the past. The reaction to the Tory bid to gag the House of Lords is just one example of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition doing its job today – just check recent articles for some of the others.

Labour has accused the government of trying to “stifle debate” by removing peers’ power to veto some draft laws.

Shadow Lords leader Baroness Smith said the move was a “massive over-reaction” to the government’s defeat over tax credit changes last year.

She was speaking as peers debated the proposals put forward by Conservative Lord Strathclyde.

The Tory peer said Lords were actually being given a new “very practical” power they had never had before.

Source: Labour: Lords curbs ‘stifle debate’ – BBC News

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