Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Know Your Enemy

"Tonight un-elected Labour and Liberal Lords have defeated a financial matter passed by the elected House of Commons. David Cameron and I are clear that this raises constitutional issues that need to be dealt with."

Funny, isn't it, how George Osborne and the Tories seem to have taken a sudden interest in reforming the House of Lords, after suffering two defeats over their proposed cuts to tax credits.

Presumably this opposition to unelected peers will rule out the possibility of Cameron simply flooding the House of Lords with Tories in order to get whatever he wants rubber-stamped - something proposed by a number of Tories, including Jacob Rees-Mogg: "I wouldn't go for 150. I'd go for more than that. You've got to make absolutely sure".

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