Khan: Labour's Lords support not a blank cheque
The Coalition’s House of Lords reforms are poorly thought through and risk "the wheels of Parliament grinding to a halt", Sadiq Khan has warned.
Writing for PoliticsHome, the Shadow Justice Secretary insists Labour will work to reform the upper chamber, but says his party’s support is not a "blank cheque".
Explaining the decision to oppose the Government’s Programme timetable, Mr Khan accuses the Coalition of leaving important aspects of the reforms unscrutinised.
The plans have also come under fire from peers, with former minister Lord Fowler saying the policy was the least popular with the public since the poll tax under Margaret Thatcher.
Labour peer Lords Wills, a former Constitutional Renewal Minister, claimed the Government's poor handling of the legislation meant it was now "doomed".