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Tory civil war: Gove eviscerates Hammond, blames chancellor for Lords humiliation

By ethan / May 23, 2018

A new cabinet rift has erupted between Michael Gove and Philip Hammond, after the environment secretary launched a stinging attack on the chancellor, blaming his Treasury Department for recent Brexit defeats in the Lords. The attack is just the latest illustration of cabinet tensions boiling over, in what is fast becoming a Brexit soap opera […]

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10th Brexit defeat in Lords: Tory government loses vote over Irish border

By ethan / May 2, 2018

Theresa May’s government has been defeated on a Brexit vote for the tenth time in the House of Lords, on a measure that would protect the existing ‘soft border’ between the UK and Ireland. In the preparations for Britain’s impending withdrawal from the European Union, there have been serious questions about the future of the […]

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Latest attempt to reform unelected House of Lords still doesn’t meet public demand

By ethan / November 1, 2017

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 15:40 It’s the largest legislative body in the world after the China’s People’s Congress. It holds more people than the elected House of Commons. But despite a history of attempts to reform Britain’s “bloated” House of Lords, yet another attempt is being made. Ex-civil servant and cross-bench peer Lord Burns […]

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