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More defeats

Lord Norton

Despite the supposed in-built Government majority in the House of Lords, the Government lost a further three votes this week on the European Union Bill.  On Monday, the Government lost a division on an amendment moved by a former UK Ambassador to the United Nations, Lord Hannay, by 214 votes to 209.   (There was second…

The EU Bill

Lord Norton

The Constitution Committee’s report on the European Union Bill has just been published.  To quote from the press release: “The House of Lords Constitution Committee warns that the EU Bill represents a radical step-change for the UK in adopting referendum provisions on such a large scale. This is inconsistent with the Government’s statement that referendums…