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the house of the unelected
March 7, 2017

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the house of the unelected

March 7, 2017

Here we have it the unelected 2nd house have for the second time given their opinion on Brexit.  Apart from abolishing the house which I cannot see happening, I think after sending these two bills back to the 2nd house unamended , TM should do what she should have done in the first place and call a snap election, I think she would increase her majority and then she would be able to ignore the 2nd house, and do to them what they are doing to parliament.

March 8, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 558
the house of the unelected

March 8, 2017

Agreed Bob, but what's so annoying is that they (House of Lords) know they cannot change things but are purely flexing their muscles and making out they're important when in reality they must know that no one takes any notice of them ! Good on the PM for sacking Heseltine, he's a "dinosaur" but an obnoxious & dangerous one who is past his "sell by date" now because he will never come into the "real world", still believing the EU is a great institution that's serving us well. John (JKW)

March 8, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1205
the house of the unelected

March 8, 2017

From what I understand about the "lords" is that there are 8  feckin hundred of them ,all claiming thousands from the state for sleeping in the chamber . Yes we should have another chamber to be able to monitor the Commons,making amendments when necessary,but being made a lord,baron or baroness does not mean you can reject the democratic elected government . Yes make the Parliament see another ways of governance but not rejecting,if their amendment have a sound base okay . My own thoughts are what the USA have ,an Elected second house for a prescribed time similar to the Parliament,but not elected at the same time. But I can dream !!


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