Just in case you thought the opposition parties had finally got bored and started doing something constructive, they’re trying to stop us from going to the pub again:
Peers voted by a majority of 33 for a motion calling on the government to think again.
This is the biggest rebuke the Lords can use, but will not mean the legislation – due to come into force on 24 November – is delayed or scrapped.
Shadow culture secretary Theresa May said: “This is yet another humiliating defeat for Labour. It clearly shows the gulf between Tony Blair’s government and public opinion.”
Lets just think about this for a second. Firstly, the vote has no effect whatsoever and the Lords is in a state of no-overall control; in what way is it a “humiliating defeat” for Labour?
Secondly, Theresa May is actually claiming that a vote in the House of Lords is indicative of public opinion. Not just reflective, but indicative. Read it again: “It clearly shows the gulf between Tony Blair’s government and public opinion.”
Theresa now honestly, have you been at the Bacardi Breezers again?