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This is precisely a question that interests me- the role of the House of Lords. It appears the Lords are used on occasion to get the commons off the hook, ie a law is deliberately worded and passed so that the Lords will trash it, saving face for all. but then we need a knowledgeable Brit to weigh in on this.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Tue Jun 28th, 2016 at 10:08:33 PM EST
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I'd think the problem with that is the age of the people in the lords is the age of people most likely to vote out.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Jun 29th, 2016 at 12:17:40 AM EST
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I've heard debate is far more informed there than elsewhere...
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Wed Jun 29th, 2016 at 12:33:38 AM EST
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(which isn't saying much)
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Wed Jun 29th, 2016 at 12:34:09 AM EST
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Well, they did want to leave the EU because of its democratic deficit.....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 at 07:00:56 AM EST
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