The government has reversed its House of Lords defeats on the Welfare Reform Bill by reaching for an archaic convention on ‘financial privilege’. It’s a very dangerous precedent
When I wrote my last blog, after the third of seven defeats in the House of Lords for the Welfare Reform Bill, I was – I admit – feeling buoyant. The media narrative around disability and scrounging seemed to be turning, the wider public were actually starting to scrutinise the implications, and the Lords started to oppose many of the proposals that came before them.
posted by Claudia Wood on Public Finance
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