While there are real concerns over Boris and his faux Brexit and that stupid “bong-gate”, what cannot be denied is that according to the electoral system of this land, the govt has every right, with a majority of around 80, to see its policies implemented.
Genuine conservatives/nationalists/populists might rail at Boris’s subterfuge but not at the mandate he’s been given to implement what the majority of those who voted perceive as “Brexit”. He has every right to have this govt’s programme implemented.
And so we come to this:
The government has lost three votes in the Lords over its Brexit legislation – its first defeats since the election.
The Lords has no mandate to create new legislation, it is a house of review which recommends. This is why it goes back to the lower house, it can be ignored and sent back up again in its original form.
Eventually, with a working majority in the lower house, the Bill becomes an Act.
This is not how the Lords are operating, not in the least. They are acting to stymie and delay anything Brexit based, which is out of order.
I wrote a post around 2007 supporting the Lords. That was before its wrecking by Blair had become fully apparent. It now represents a view of neither the govt nor the community.
Should the Lords go? How should this be achieved?