One peer has stepped forward and said that a continued anti-Brexit stance by the majority in the Lords will lead to a crisis.

Lord Empey of the Ulster Unionist Party, says that if unelected peers keep rejecting the will of MPs over Brexit, it will cause a crisis.

Writing in the Belfast News Letter Lord Empey says that it is normal for the Lords to revise legislation and send it back to the Commons where most of the amendments are accepted by the lower house.

But in the case of the EU Withdrawal Bill he writes:

"This bill is different in so far as it arises because Parliament, including the House of Lords, passed the Referendum Bill which gave people the referendum choice on whether or not to leave the European Union.

"Now, however, a significant number of peers are trying to row back from that decision and are seeking to reverse the referendum result.

"I do not believe this is right or justified."

He points out that some parts of the legislation that need amendment have been acknowledged by the government in the right way.

Now we have the possibility he says, of the Commons rejecting the Lords amendments and sending the bill back to the House of Lords.

If the Lords then reject what the commons requires, then he says this is where the crisis deepens.

And there are those in the Lords he writes, that:

"…… are so determined for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union that they may not accept the decision of the Commons."

The crisis will be that of answering the question of who runs the country? The Commons trying to fulfil the wishes of the people? Or the Lords who think they know better and defy the electorate's wishes? And we all know where Remainers stand on the subject of democracy don't we – keep voting until you get the 'right' answer.

And Lord Empey ends by asking the very, very pertinent question:

"How we are expected to get a good deal in the negotiations against this background, heaven knows!"

Which leads me on to the next bit, where the same question could be asked.

According to the Telegraph senior UK officials have told ministers that the technology to operate UK borders post Brexit will not be ready for five years, which is leading to fears that the UK will be unable to leave the customs union until at least 2023. Thus giving Remainers more time to try and thwart Brexit.

And the Remain dominated Public Accounts Committee has said that the environment and trade  departments are facing an 'impossible challenge' in preparing for Brexit.

All this tells me three things.

Firstly, that the amount of control that the EU actually has over the UK must be staggeringly high, so much so that only a few people realise the true extent of the control that has been given away without the permission of the people.

Secondly, that the officials and many of our elected and unelected politicians are busying themselves with trying to put obstacles in the way of Brexit, rather than working towards it.

Thirdly that, if it is impossible to leave as the Remainers would have you believe, then we are no longer an independent country and have already surrendered our sovereignty to the EU!

And don't you just get the impression that all we have now in the establishment are two rubber stamps:

EU say yes!


EU say no!

That's it!

Well, I say best they chuck those rubber stamps in the bin and start earning their money by working for the UK for a change!

The EU together with the connivance of our establishment have between them hollowed out our entire democracy and filled it with EU anti-democratic mush.

And, in the very unlikely event that Brexit is reversed or we remain tied to the EU in some manner, they will have proved that democracy no longer applies in the EU and in its members states. They will have proved that we Brexiteers were right all along!

We must keep focussed on getting the total and unequivocal withdrawal of the UK from the EU!

Finally a bit of good news, according to the FT UK manufacturing investment plans have hit a four year high.

Surveys by Bank of England regional agents show that, while overall investment intentions remained sluggish in 2018 quarter one, manufacturing investment is at its highest level for four years.

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