From the BBC; The government has officially withdrawn proposed legislation for elections to the House of Lords after admitting defeat over the plans last month.
The BBC link takes up the story of the Welfare Reform Bill, returned to the Commons seven times by the Lords. As ever a determined government prevails… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17204301
The Commons has more power than the Lords no doubt but it is often reluctant to use its powers too extensively. This Bill is a great example of where the Commons (really the govt in the Commons) is at the end of its tether and it is going to pass the Welfare Cap by declaring … Continue reading
A brave move or a stupid one? As if there aren’t enough problems to sort out for this Tory government… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17002166 Check out the link above. Is this one that Davy will have to let go? If he toughs it out it seems that it’ll cost the lib dems more than the Tories…so he’ll probably … Continue reading
MP Joan Walley is the author of this article on Private Members Bills. Largely viewed as ineffective can PMBs really be improved? http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/comment/newsid_9367000/9367919.stm