Isn’t the House of Lords the one that is filled with inbred royalists who do all manner of kinky crap????
Or am I mistaking them for the royal family?
No, if it was, this Bill might actually be delayed.
Tony Blair 'reformed' the House of Lords by removing nearly all of the hereditary peers from it. While this may certainly be regarded as desirable on the grounds of democracy, as the idea of people holding political power purely on the basis of their ancestry is rather outdated and anti-democratic, the hereditary Peers overwhelmingly tended to be conservative, with a high proportion of those raised within a traditional Christian background.
The removal of most of the hereditary Peers, meant the House of Lords has become dominated by the Life Peers - people who made Lords on the recommendation of the government of the day for the term of their own life, and who will not hand on any title to their children. These are, to a great extent, chosen by the Prime Minister of the day, and thus a government now has the ability to stack the House of Lords to some extent to help them get their legislation through, and make things more difficult for their opponents for decades to come. While many Life Peers are people who have served Britain well and deserve the accolades and honours that come with that, it's profoundly changed the nature of the House of Lords. More Members of the House of Lords are now Labour (217) than Conservative (209). Liberal Democrat Lords (89) still give the current government more overall Lords than Labor, but as there are about 230 Lords who either affiliate with a minor party, or do not affiliate, that means that the House has changed greatly in political structure since before the Hereditary Peers were removed. In 1999, when the Hereditary Peers were expelled by laws passed by the Blair government about 3% of the Hereditary Peers were Labour, and about 60% were Conservatives. If they were still in the House, the House would be solidly Conservative - that doesn't necessarily mean the Bill would be delayed (and the Lords can only delay Bills) because many British Conservatives are supporting it, but it would have increased the chances.