Brexit POLL: Do you fear peers in the House of Lords will block Brexit? VOTE HERE

The House of Lords has no government majority and peers repeatedly blocked bills put forward by Theresa May. MPs on Thursday voted 330 to 231 in favour of moving the bill to the upper house of parliament. This comes as a report from the House of Lords European Union Committee has stated fears that the UK/EU Joint Committee lacks transparency.

Mr Johnson’s official spokesman said to the upper chamber: “The country did deliver a very clear message that they want Brexit to be resolved.”

Brexit Secretary Steven Barclay has also warned the House of Lords not to undo the hard work of the government as it reaches its next stage.

In September the House of Lords put through legislation to make sure the UK could not leave the EU without a deal.

Mr Barclay said: “I anticipate constructive scrutiny, as we would expect in the other place (the Lords), but I have no doubt that their lordships will have heard the resounding message from the British people on December 12.”

The House of Lords EU Committee has published a report on the revised agreement and warned components lack transparency.

Lord Kinnoull, Chair of the House of Lords EU Committee, said: “The revised EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill has significantly weaker arrangements for transparency and democratic oversight.

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Downing Street has said that they are ready to begin the next stage of the Brexit process and negotiate a trade deal by the end of the year on February 1.

The peers are not expected to delay the passage of the bill.

Under the Salisbury Convention, the Lords are not meant to oppose the second or third reading of any government legislation which has been promised in its election manifesto.

When the bill passed through the House of Commons, Mr Johnson said: “This Bill will secure our departure from the European Union with a deal that gives certainty to businesses, protects the rights of our citizens and ensures we regain control of our money, our borders, our laws and our trade policy.

“Three years ago Parliament entrusted the decision of our relationship with the EU to the British people.

“By passing this Bill we will send a clear message that we have listened and we have acted and in doing so we will restore trust in this House and trust in democracy.

“Once Brexit is delivered on January 31, we can then turn our eyes to our other national priorities.”

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