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The Conservatives will not ‘suspend’ the House of Lords, but neither will they reform it

Reid, Richard (2015) The Conservatives will not ‘suspend’ the House of Lords, but neither will they reform it. British Politics and Policy at LSE (21 Sep 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The government’s plans to cut tax credits might just be threatened with a ‘fatal motion’ in the House of Lords next week. Unnamed ministers have threatened peers in turn with suspension. Richard Reid explains how the Lords can get involved in statutory instruments. He argues that this is another case where peers must walk a fine line between being neither a government ‘lap-dog’ nor a serious obstruction of an elected government. Whatever happens, it seems highly unlikely that the Conservatives will initiate any kind of constitutional change

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 13:01
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2019 23:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73451

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