'Mischievous' House of Lords is playing with fire - Lord Stoddart

TFA Council Member and Independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has taken remoaners in the House of Lords to task about their contribution to the ongoing debate over Brexit and wonders if "the next referendum put to the voters should be about whether the House of Lords should be abolished and replaced by a system accountable and capable of being dismissed by them".

The former Labour Whip said that ‘’[t]he mischievous House of Lords is playing with fire in passing irresponsible amendments to the European Withdrawal Bill in a desperate attempt to kill Brexit.  Their actions are not simply a challenge to the House of Commons  - which has accepted the result of the referendum - but are also an insolent rejection of the people's decision in the referendum and, indeed, to the referendum itself.

‘’Perhaps the next referendum put to the voters should be about whether the House of Lords should be abolished and replaced by a system accountable and capable of being dismissed by them."

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