'They've learned NOTHING' #BorisJohnson must bring Lords into line or pay price ...

BORIS JOHNSON must bring Brexit rebels in the House of Lords into line - or risk being blamed for not delivering a "proper" Brexit, a think-tank boss has warned.

PUBLISHED: 22:45, Wed, Oct 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:45, Wed, Oct 28, 2020

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And Robert Oulds said the Upper Chamber's bid to strip out key aspects of the Internal Market Bill proved peers had learned nothing from the chaos which became a feature of the latter stages of Brexit. The Bill is undergoing detailed line-by-line scrutiny in the House of Lords on the second of four days currently earmarked for committee stage.


The legislation sets out the way that trade within the UK will work once it is outside the EU's single market and customs union.

Peers have already indicated they will try to removed the most contentious part of the Bill, which gives ministers the power to override the Northern Ireland protocol in a move which would breach international law by Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis's own admission.

However, if they succeed, the House of Commons, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson has an 80-seat majority, is likely to reverse all their amendments.

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson has been told he needs to get the Lords in line (Image: GETTY)

Lord CallananLord Callanan said the powers were "aimed purely" at ensuring the UK internal market worked properly (Image: PA)

Mr Oulds told Express.co.uk: "They have not learned anything.

"But Boris needs to bring them in line with the democratic will of the country.

"Otherwise he will be blamed for not delivering a proper Brexit, and taking all parts of the United Kingdom out together at the same time."

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Robert OuldsRobert Oulds said Mr Johnson needed to get a grip (Image: Sky News)

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