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    Government to review laws after Lords defeat.

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    Government to review laws after Lords defeat.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 11:03 am

    In what looked like, "dolly out of the pram" Osborne has whined that he is going to change the laws because the Lords defeated his motion on the new Tax Credits motion.

    The government has announced a review into the workings of Parliament after its defeats in the House of Lords over controversial tax credit cuts.

    Downing Street said it would examine "how to protect the ability of elected governments to secure their business".

    Read about this from The BBC HERE




    Now he will also try to seed the Lords with more Tory peers so that he CAN guarantee to get Tory laws through the Commons in future without interference from the rest of The Lords.

    He might do better to scrap this un-elected cabal of Lords and replace it by a democratically elected body.

    He won't of course, as he wants to have his cake and eat it too ! Mad


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    Re: Government to review laws after Lords defeat.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 29 Oct 2015, 12:19 pm

    I have no clue why the duly elected government are unable to generate a majority in The Lords already, as they are the people who hand out the peerages.

    Can anybody explain this one to me ?
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    Re: Government to review laws after Lords defeat.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 30 Oct 2015, 12:35 pm

    I think it is because if a voting balance was damaged by seeding the Lords from any one political party, the opposition party would just try to do the same

    Actually, at the moment there are 785 Lords trying to get a seat,( if they turn up at all ), in a chamber that only has seats for 400 people.

    Please read the article written by Katie Ghose of The Guardian HERE, to see that this Lords requirement is now fast becoming a laughing stock in our democratic process.


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    Re: Government to review laws after Lords defeat.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 31 Oct 2015, 12:21 pm

    Those are shocking numbers Papa.

    When we think that a lot of these rich old buffers just clock-in and buzz off in order to get their 300.00 a day, that adds up to something like 235,500 a day if they all just clock in and run.

    Here is a report on this which I found in The BBC:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25411182

    Oh yes, it is long past time that this institution was finally scrapped as the Tories could save a fortune if they did scrap this expense instead of terrorising the poor and the sick and the old in order to try to "save" money.
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    Re: Government to review laws after Lords defeat.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 01 Nov 2015, 1:04 pm

    Well said Angie ! Very Happy

    785 people looking for somewhere to sit in only 400 seats is already ridiculous, but it is even worse when we see that the Lords is growing in numbers at a great rate while each party tries to get a majority in these un-elected positions.

    I am not saying that we do not need an upper house in order to examine prospective new laws, but I AM saying that if any such house was to be created it should be half the size it is just now and all of them should be democratically elected.





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