Could House of Lords block Brexit?
The House of Lords could stall the process of Britain leaving the European Union – and may even attempt to scrap it, a Tory peer has said.
Baroness Wheatcroft says the unelected Lords is likely to delay any Bill to leave the EU, buying time for a movement in favor of a second referendum to build momentum.
Downing Street dismissed Wheatcroft’s comments, repeating its vague mantra “Brexit means Brexit.”
The peer’s remarks come as a high-profile Brexit campaigner admitted the EU referendum result was a shock to the Leave campaign, which did not expect to win.
Former Sunday Telegraph editor Patience Wheatcroft said she hoped a pause in introducing Article 50 could lead to a second referendum and an eventual vote to stay in the EU.
“If it comes to a Bill, I think the Lords might actually delay things. I think there’s a majority in the Lords for remaining,” she told the Times.
“I would hope, while we delayed things, that there would be sufficient movement in the EU to justify putting it to the electorate, either through a general election or a second referendum.”
Responding to Wheatcroft’s comments, a spokeswoman for the PM said everyone should get behind Brexit.
so democratic..a group of unelected pricks who have no claim to any greater authority than you and me except for the fact they were born into the right bloodlines..and they want to overturn the will of the majority of the people..a joke..
“Baroness Wheatcroft says the unelected Lords is likely to delay any Bill to leave the EU, buying time for a movement in favor of a second referendum to build momentum.”