New peers are a cynical response to government defeats
Commenting on the announcement that Theresa May has put nine new Tory Peers into the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat Leader in the Lords, Dick Newby said:
“This is a cynical response from Theresa May to losing a string of votes in the Lords in recent weeks, and is a desperate bid to quell opposition to the Conservatives' reckless Brexit. The fact that she is doing this on the Friday evening before the Royal wedding is frankly pathetic.
“This is a desperate grab for power by a regime losing its grip on Parliament, public opinion and even its own backbenches. The PM is running scared of the mounting criticism of her disastrous handling of Brexit.”