“Out Of Touch Cave Dwellers” – Rees-Mogg SLAMS Remoaning Lords
Jacob Rees-Mogg slammed unelected peers in the House of Lords as being “out of touch” with the British people. He said it was now a case of “peers v the people” after the House Of Lords earlier in the week voted through earlier in the week an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill aimed at keeping Britain in the Customs Union post-Brexit.
Mr Rees-Mogg, speaking on talkRADIO;
“The customs union is a means of trying to stop Brexit happening. Keep us in the customs union, keep EU tariffs, keep close align with regulations, it means we don’t really leave.“And you saw this in the House of Lords. You saw peers receiving large pensions from the European Union voting to protect their vested interests.
There are a few cave-dwellers in the House of Lords who are committed to opposing Brexit altogether, who want to keep us in, who never liked the vote to leave, who are contemptuous of democracy, and they are increasingly out of touch with the mood of the British people.”
The House Of Lords continual obstruction of Brexit has once again opened a debate on whether constitutional reform is necessary. A poll conducted at the end of last year found surging support for an elected second chamber and there was widespread opposition to a plan by Theresa May to create new Peers.