More than 200 Europhile Lords voted for a second referendum yesterday, as the unelected chamber increasingly loses the plot.
The Liberal Democrats’ Leader in the House of Lords, Lord Newby, put down an amendment for another vote, framed as a vote on the ‘final deal’ and though it didn’t pass, it received big backing.
4 Conservative Peers, 51 Labour and 91 Liberal Democrats backed the anti-democratic move in the latest disgrace seen in the hugely discredited unelected chamber. By contrast, only 5 Labour and 1 LibDem voted against.
Sorry to lose vote on referendum on any Brexit deal, but big increase in our vote from last time we debated it. We must now redouble our efforts to give people the final say on Brexit @FBPE
— Richard Newby (@RichardNewby3) April 30, 2018
It comes after the out-of-control Lords voted for a ‘wrecking amendment’ that strips power away from the government and hand it to Remoaners if MPs reject the UK-EU Brexit deal, in what could well be a set-up for a total betrayal.
The Lords have also voted to keep the UK inside the EU Customs Union so that it can’t do global trade deals and to keep the EU’s so-called ‘Charter of Fundamental Rights’.
This cannot go on. The Lords is totally and utterly out of control. Abolish it.