“It is unwise” he warns, and “would deepen our divisions”.
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Their final attempt to prevent Brexit is undemocratic and destined to fail.
The Conservative rebel, AKA Douglas Hogg, argued that a unilateral guarantee would grant the Government the moral high ground.
He warns peers against exceeding their role by treating the Bill like a Christmas tree, to which they want to add baubles.
He also addresses the question of the Northern Irish border and tariff-free trade with the Republic of Ireland.
The Party Chairman says “all seats” are under consideration for targeting.
She rejects Farron’s plan for a second referendum.
He quotes Paddy Ashdown: “You either believe in democracy or you don’t.”
They will debate. They may even ask the Commons to look again. But the Bill will pass.
He warns the House of Lords that amending the Article 50 Bill would exceed their constitutional remit.
The former EU Commissioner warned the Lords of the costs of Brexit.
“Attempts to refight that referendum are a great mistake.”
The Leader of the House of Lords tells peers “the Government is determined to trigger Article 50 by 31st March”.
“I hope… they will accept that, as an unelected chamber, they should agree that the will of the British electorate as a whole, and the view of the House of Commons overwhelmingly, should go.”
It’s hard to see how hearings in front of MPs and peers would address the issues raised by those concerned about judicial activism.