Reply to post: Re: antidemocratic etc

Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

Nigel 11

Re: antidemocratic etc

The UK has an entirely appointed Second Chamber

Which has a revising and advisory role. The parliament act makes it absolutely clear that the commons can always override the lords.

They do provide a safety valve, though, for when passions get inflamed in the commons. They can delay things until tempers cool ... or prevent something unpopular getting put on the statute book by a doomed and vengeful government that's out of step with the public and soon to face an election or lose a vote of no confidence.

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