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Today: Will the Lords assert itself against the Government?

May 13th, 2015

Episode 355 of 1273 episodes

The Conservatives do not have a majority in the Lords and the 101-strong Lib Dem grouping will return to the Opposition benches. The Salisbury Convention states that the Lords should not block an elected Government's legislation. But will the Lords try to frustrate the Government by amending controversial bills like the planned British Bill of Rights? Dr Catherine Haddon is a Fellow at the Institute for Government and Lord Lester Of Herne Hill is a senior Lib Dem peer and prominent campaigner for Human Rights Act.