Thursday, July 12, 2007

The House of Lords, good for something?

As I said in my earlier article on Prime Ministers Questions today it looks like Gordon Brown has scrapped the Super Casino policy.

Gordon Brown said:

"This is an issue on which there is no consensus found in the two houses of parliament."

Well it was passed in the House of Commons and thrown out by the House of Lords.

Yvette Cooper (Mrs Balls) who is a far better communicator than her husband Ed was on Newsnight trotting out the same line.

This sticks in the craw somewhat as previously Labour has screamed blue murder when the House of Lords have thrown out other daft measures.

Still it is nice to see Gordon Brown hiding behind the noble House of Lords.

(See the Guardian here for the quote)

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