PUBLISHED: 22:45, Wed, Oct 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:45, Wed, Oct 28, 2020
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 Johnson has been told he needs to get the Lords in line (Image: GETTY)
Lord 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 Oulds said Mr Johnson needed to get a grip (Image: Sky News)
Speaking in the House of Lords today, Lady Hayter voiced concerns "about the extensive, unnecessary and quite unjustified use" of Henry VIII powers - referring to