Abolish the House of Lords!   The English Trade Union Congress’ battle bus will be outside the House of Lords tomorrow – campaigning to abolish the House of Lords!

The English Trade Union Congress’ battle bus will be driving around Whitehall, Westminster and Parliament Square after 2pm, tomorrow, the 7th March 2017, whilst the Lords’ Brexit debate is ongoing, playing the derisive “Lion and the Unicorn” nursery rhyme to help “Drum them out of Town”!

Both the People and the elected House of Commons, with overwhelming majorities, have voted to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Now certain unelected Lords are putting forward amendments to frustrate the democratic “Will of the People”. This must not be allowed! These Lords are putting their own unelected views above the Brexit referendum democratic result.

Our campaign to abolish the Lords is gaining ground and is getting public support both on the streets and on the Government petition website, where the petition has now topped well over the operative threshold 100,000 signatures.

Eddie Bone, Campaign Director for the English Trade Union Congress, said:-

“The House of Lords no longer speaks for the People of England, if it ever did, but now it threatens to misuse its position to undermine the triggering of Article 50.  If carried through then this is a provocation which shows that the self-important and unelected House of Lords should be abolished!”

Eddie continued:- “The English Trade Union Congress http://englishtuc.org/ takes the view that, in a real Democracy “The People” are sovereign and implementing the “Will of the People” is the duty of our constitutional representative bodies. The House of Lords must fulfill this duty unconditionally or be abolished.”

Eddie continued:- “Rather than fulfill their duty to the People of the UK it is outrageous that many Lords are more interested in looking after the interests of EU citizens”.

 

Eddie Bone

Campaign Director for the English Trade Union Congress

Tel: 07980 667732

http://englishtuc.org/

The Campaign Director for the English Trade Union Congress is available for interviews

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