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House of Lords explained: Could the House of Lords be abolished? How it works

One year ago   |   By Daily Express

BORIS JOHNSON'S Brexit deal has now cleared the House of Lords after briefly stalling in Parliament's upper chamber, paving the way for it to become law ahead of the January 31 EU exit date. Could the House of Lords be abolished?
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Brexit bill passes parliament as Johnson overturns Lords amendments

Brexit bill passes parliament as Johnson overturns Lords amendments

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

Opposition MPs condemn government after defeat of Dubs measure on child refugees Boris Johnson's Brexit bill has cleared its last hurdle after the government overturned five House of Lords amendments to it, including one that would have restored the right of unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with their families in the UK. The legislation is expected to gain royal assent within days after peers agreed to end the parliamentary “ping-pong” phase where it moves between the two houses until agreement is reached.
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Brexit under way: House of Lords BACKS DOWN after stand-off with Boris Johnson over Bill

Brexit under way: House of Lords BACKS DOWN after stand-off with Boris Johnson over Bill

One year ago   |   By Daily Express

BORIS JOHNSON'S Brexit Bill has cleared Parliament, as the House of Lords admit defeat and finally vote to back the Bill.
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