Assertive House of Lords

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  • Assertive House of Lords
    • 400 defeats on a Labour government
    • Counter terrorism- amendments
    • Religious hatred
      • Offence of incitement amended or blocked- 2005, 2001.
    • Trial by jury
      • Blocked proposals
    • Checking powers as a result of
      • Party balance
        • Must win cross bench support
      • Enhanced legitimacy
        • More confident
      • Mandate
        • Labour- 2005.did not have mandate to introduce legislation.
      • Support from MPs
        • Lords has been most effective in forcing gov to amend proposals.


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