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!

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 at 9.00am, tomorrow, the 3rd March 2017,  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, voted to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Now it would appear that 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.

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 or be abolished.”

 

Eddie Bone

Campaign Director for the English Trade Union Congress

Tel: 07980 667732

http://englishtuc.org/

 

17 Comments on "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!"

  1. Reginald Tools | March 2, 2017 at 10:17 am | Reply

    Did you have any issue with the House of Lords before they mildly threatened your cherished Brexit?

    I don’t recall anything on the vote form regarding existing EU nationals remaining in this country?

    • Alan England | March 14, 2017 at 9:38 am | Reply

      The English are vastly under represented, whilst Scots are vastly and disproportionately over represented.

      Nor did the ballot form include anything about Brit ex-Pats in the EU!

  2. susan moslin | March 7, 2017 at 6:44 pm | Reply

    I cannot understand why we have so many members compared to other countries like the U.S.and feel that we could have a quarter of them,or fewer .They do not deserve the allowances they receive as they often do not attend or speak and much needed money could be saved. Most members are from privileged sections of society and for them to try to stop what the people want is unjust.

    • Alan England | March 14, 2017 at 9:52 am | Reply

      When account is taken of all the US state governments each of which has an upper and a lower house, the number of politicians amounts to thousands.

      At the time of the Great Reform Act 1832 the pop of Britain was about 24 million, the number of voters about 500K and the number of MPs 650.

      Instead of bleating, voters should inform themselves and vote for people who will actually represent us ie people from our own communities not those shipped in by big parties!

  3. Michael Harper | March 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm | Reply

    The House of Lords is an affront to democracy which we have been trying to get rid of for over a hundred years and it’s about time this anachronism was consigned to the rubbish-bin of history.

  4. William Gallagher | March 7, 2017 at 10:12 pm | Reply

    The House of Lords is a Gravy Train with 800 passengers.

  5. get rid of the old boys club as soon as possible – it should be cut to about 50/60 members all to be with business background leaders of industry and to be elected by the public. we need some brains not boozers and free loaders.

  6. why do we need a house full of lords claiming our money for doing nothing its about time we get rid of the hangers on who we never voted for, especially as they are not listening to the will of the people let them get a proper job

  7. Ted Bartlett | March 7, 2017 at 10:33 pm | Reply

    The money they are costing would be better spent elsewhere.

  8. james robert morrison-hildreth | March 7, 2017 at 10:43 pm | Reply

    they speak about the grey brigade being a drain on the country what about the grey brigade
    in the house of lords 25% of them is 25% to much if we have another referendum it
    should be to shut there shop

  9. Derek Sheppard | March 8, 2017 at 8:33 am | Reply

    One of the main reasons we are coming out of the EU is because our laws are controlled by unelected bureaucrats in Europe so why should we tolerate the same situation with the House of Lords in this country.

  10. Why do these unelected buffoons still seem to think their privileged position gives them the right to change the will of the people? Time to show them the door.

  11. Derek Moffatt | March 8, 2017 at 9:12 am | Reply

    A total waste of space and money which definitely should be abolished.

  12. the house of lords should be disbanded and replaced with a smaller and elected chamber .there are too many freeloaders and cronies of redundant and failed politicians for it to be an independent chambe

  13. Robert Simpson | March 8, 2017 at 11:17 am | Reply

    the house of lords have no moral right to usurp the will of parliament and the people, it’s time they were abolished

  14. Peter Garnett | March 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm | Reply

    The people having clearly voted to leave the European Union we now find that another unelected body cynicly looks to impose what realistically is a veto on the government , because in reality the House of Lords is the House of REMOANERS.

  15. Why should an unelected set of old fogies dictate to an elected parliament also the majority of British subjects that democratically voted to come out of the E.U.???
    It appears that they are looking after their own interests as most receive some sort of backhander from the E.U. mainly a DAM GOOD PENSION whereas the rest of us have to make do with what we have.

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