Whilst Downing Street has sought to play down a suggestion that the House of Turds could be abolished, should curtain clad peers seek to block the Brexit bill, Doolally Davis, the Secretary of State for Stupidity, has instead, unilaterally redefined the purpose of the upper chamber:
My understanding of the Turds, is that for all its absurdities, it exists to scrutinise government legislation, not rubber stamp it. A quick check on the UK Parliament website bears this out.
We hear all sorts about how it would be a travesty of democracy if the unelected Turds defied the (supposed) 'will of the British people'. And it probably would be, but why should that only apply to Brexit? Largely replacing hereditary Turds with dodgy donors, failed and/or retired MP's, and the like, appointed through patronage, has probably deepened the Turds democratic deficit, though curiously, this is only ever an issue for ministers when "challenging the work of government".
David Davis, who not so long ago was thought to have lost the plot, can make all the spurious references to 'patriotic duty' he likes, but the upper house isn't there, nor should it be there, unelected or otherwise, to pander to the British Government any more than a Federal Judge is to pander to the President of the United States.