Cameron's former strategist: Lords defeat government on Brexit thanks to Conservatives

The utterly out of control House of Lords has seen vote after vote to stop Brexit, the latest last night seeing Europhile Lords back an amendment to “continue to participate in the European Economic Area”.

The cross-party Brexit blockers include those still with the Conservative whip amongst their ranks. David Cameron’s former chief strategist Lord Cooper has been active in voting against the government, and even took to Twitter to boast that Europhile Tory Lords are helping to defeat the government on the EU Withdrawal Bill. In his words, “that would not have been achieved without the support of Conservative Peers”.

Why are the government allowing anti-Brexit Conservative Lords to help defeat them time after time?