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Would it be unlawful for the Prime Minister to pack the House of Lords in order to secure passage of a Brexit Bill? George Peretz QC, UK Constitutional Law Association blog

16 May 2018

An article published today on the UK Constitutional Law Association blog today discusses an earlier suggestion by George Peretz QC that it might be unlawful for the Prime Minister to respond to defeats in the House of Lords on the various Brexit Bills by “packing” the House (i.e. appointing a large number of new peers likely to support the Government’s position). The article concludes that a challenge in the courts to any such decision by the PM would be ‘strongly arguable’.

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