A petition calling for the abolition of the House of Lord has reached 50,000 signatures in less than 48 hours.
The petition was launched after the unelected chamber heaped pressure on the government’s Brexit position by voting against them in two separate bills.
Remainers couldn’t win a democratic vote, so they have to make do with winning an undemocratic one in the unelected House of Lords. Shabby.
— Patrick O’Flynn (@oflynnmep) 18 April 2018
On Wednesday, they defeated the Government twice on its vital EU Withdrawal Bill, including a huge reverse for ministers on preparing to rejoin a customs union with the EU.
Massive defeat for the Government on the Customs Union in the House of Lords, where the Brexit lies have been cruelly exposed. But it’s not enough for Peers to hear the truth and then get a chance to vote – The People need a vote on the final deal too! #PeoplesVote
— Owen Smith (@OwenSmith_MP) 18 April 2018
The majority of 123 in the customs union vote – double what was expected – was a harbinger of further defeats for the Government in the coming days, as they face a highly organised cross-party opposition in the House of Lords.
I was convinced before, and am now doubly so: the unelected chamber of the British parliament, House of Lords, should be abolished. More on this before too long.
— Robert Kimbell (@RedHotSquirrel) 18 April 2018