Cameron vs the House of Lords

The prime minster launches an attack on peers

David Cameron has launched a review aimed at reducing the power of the House of Lords.

The unelected House is currently unpopular with the government, despite it containing more Tory-supporting peers than any other party. This is thought to be partly due to the decision by peers to block £4bn of tax credit cuts.

Cameron has asked Lord Strathclyde to conduct the review – the findings of which we could find out as early as today.

Strathclyde is likely to recommend powers to veto government decisions should be removed.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • Its totally unacceptable in the 21st century, that people by accident of birth, patronage and those who believe in one particular brand of mythical deity are allowed to sensor a democratically elect government (irrespective of political persuasion).

    Time to rid us of this embarrassment to democracy and have a second elected house.

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