We WON’T back down! Legal loophole means House of Lords CAN block Brexit bill, says Adonis
The House of Lords voted against certain clauses of the UK Internal Market Bill on Monday and will do so again if those elements remain. Bills often ‘ping-pong’ back and forth between the Lords and the Commons before eventually being passed due to the Salisbury Convention. This convention means Lords cannot oppose any Government legislation which was promised in an election manifesto.
But one Lord has claimed because Mr Johnson’s proposal was not explicitly detailed in the 2019 manifesto, peers are within their right to block the bill even if it returns to the Lords from the Commons.