PEERS have been accused of attempting to wreck key Brexit laws once more after inflicting a 15th defeat on Theresa Mayâs EU withdrawal invoice within the Home of Lords right now.
Lord Framlingham mentioned his colleagues within the higher chamber had âused and abusedâ the parliamentary system to âadditional their very own ends and cease us leaving the EUâ.
It comes after they backed a clause pushing for the upkeep of Brusselsâ environmental rules and requirements after we exit the bloc.
In a unprecedented assault, which introduced cries of “disgrace” and “garbage” from different friends, Tory Lord Framlingham mentioned scrutiny of the invoice had seen the Home of Lords “at its worst”.
Later this afternoon they voted 294 to 244 in favour of the modification on the ultimate day of debate on the laws.
It presents a brand new headache for Mrs could when it comes again to the Home of Commons, when she might want to get MPs to overturn every of the brand new clauses.
Lord Framlingham mentioned the times spent debating amendments had been “darkish days” for the Lords, and mentioned folks “who ought to know higher” had put down amendments most of which had nothing to do with the laws.
He mentioned “irreparable injury” had been finished to the repute of the Lords by “wreckers of the Invoice”.
After Tory colleague Lord Cormack informed him it was in actual fact him who was damaging the repute of the Lords, he mentioned: “I imagine I’m talking up for this Home and for the nation.â
Lord Framlingham added: “To set ourselves up in such a disreputable manner as guardians of knowledge and the widespread good when so lots of the amendments we have now handed have merely been an try to wreck the Invoice and thwart the desire of the folks is each false and harmful.”
Todayâs vote was put ahead by impartial crossbencher Lord Krebs, who mentioned the Authorities’s post-Brexit plans to guard the atmosphere had been merely “too weak” and will solely quantity to “skinny gruel”.
And he mentioned the modification would plug this hole by making certain the upkeep of EU environmental rules and requirements.
However responding, Brexit minister Lord Callanan mentioned it was “disappointing” the modification had been proposed, which he labelled âprematureâ.
He mentioned: “We’ve debated the essential matter of environmental safety on quite a few events and the Authorities has taken clear motion in response to lots of the factors raised.”