[Nottingham] We have 72 hours to save ourselves

Jason Irwin jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 14:41:19 UTC 2015

On 24/01/15 14:35, Michael Simms wrote:
> The House of Lords
> doesn't have the ability to make new laws, they can only approve of or
> pass back laws which are passed in from the Commons. They can recommend
> changes to it the laws, but these changes, IIRC must then be debated by
> the Commons.
Correct AIUI, the Lords will propose this updated version to the Commons
who will then vote and pass it into law. Maybe.

> From what I know of the state of the debate, the law will never pass, as
> the Lib Dems have declared they'll vote against it, and Labour will vote
> against it because it'll piss off the Torys, and that's a majority against.
Indeed. If the LibDems follow the party line with enough Labour opposed,
it /should/ fail. Maybe.

Personally I totally forgotten this was on the cards. Thought it was
long-time dead.

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