Parliment will debate whether to abolish the House of Lords after their latest anti-Brexit antics.
A petition, which currently has over 160,000 signatures is calling for a referendum to abolish the House of Lords.
It states: “Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords”
“The House of Lords is a place of patronage where unelected and unaccountable individuals hold a disproportionate amount of influence and power which can be used to frustrate the elected representatives of the people”
It is now confirmed that this issue will be debated on the 18th June.
Mr Farage supports closing down the House of Lords, declaring “Time to close the House of Lords down and kick [former Prime Minister David] Cameron and [Tony] Blair’s mates out,”
Conservative MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg said:
“Peers receiving large pensions from the European Union [are] voting to protect their vested interests,”
“Consistently, polls have shown, that 60 to 70 percent of people have accepted the result [of the Brexit vote] and want us to get on with it.”
The Electoral Reform Society said that the House of Lords “totally fails to represent the diverse skills and experience of UK citizens. It is out of control – with over 800 members the second largest legislative chamber in the world after China.
“And it costs far too much for an institution that fails to reflect the British public.”
It’s more than worrying to see unelected peers disrupt the Brexit process.
They do not represent the people. They represent themselves only.
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