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House of Lords Powers curtailed again

Jonny Clark

17th December 2015

It has been announced the Government intends to further curtail the powers of the House of Lords following the Peers decision to slow down and, ultimately, prevent the Government's planned welfare reforms (cutting tax credits). Peers will lose their right to veto secondary legislation and will, instead, only be allowed to refer this back to the Commons for a re-vote and only for one single time.

One of the great ironies here is that the Government's decision has been mocked as 'reactionary' by the Labour Party who are suggesting that changes are not necessary and yet the Labour Party have traditionally campaigned for a reduction in power of the priviledged classes.

Jonny Clark

Jon Clark has been teaching economics and business studies for over 25 years primarily in the Further Education sector. Before joining tutor2u, he was a senior manager at South Cheshire College in Crewe.

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