Lords curbs will tilt balance of power towards government, say peers

Lords curbs will tilt balance of power towards government, say peers
 

Government plans to remove the House of Lords' ability to veto some draft laws would "tilt the balance of power... towards government", peers have said.
A review of the Lords' powers was set up after peers voted down planned tax credits cuts - later axed by ministers.
But its scope has been criticised by two Lords committees who say its proposals would "damage" Parliament's role and should be shelved.
Unlike in the Commons, the Tories do not have a majority in the of Lords.
The review, carried out by ex-Lords leader Lord Strathclyde, recommended taking away the absolute... read more

 
23 March 2016 in Regional, Views: 49
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