'PLAYING WITH FIRE'
House of Lords should be scrapped if it blocks Brexit bill says Lord Norman LamontTory peer and former Chancellor hits out as Labour and Lib Dem peers admitted they would try to amend the bill
LORD Lamont yesterday warned the House of Lords will not “deserve to survive” if they stand in the way of Brexit.
Lib Dem Lords leader Lord Newby said his party wanted a Commons vote on the final Brexit bill before they would approve the bill.
Former Tory Chancellor Lord Lamont said: “The motive of some of the people coming forward with these amendments is to get embroiled in a time wasting, time delaying exercise.”
He added that perceived blocking by the Upper House would cause “outrage” and could prompt calls for reform. “The House of Lords are playing with fire, I don’t think they’ll deserve to survive if they wreck this.”