'The House of Lords won't block Brexit but it will get the best for Britain', says Baroness Dianne Hayter

'The House of Lords won't block Brexit but it will get the best for Britain', says Baroness Dianne Hayter

Baroness Dianne Hayter said the House of Lords would get the best for Britain (Stock image)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The House of Lords won't block Brexit but it will scrutinise Government legislation to ensure it gets the best for Britain, according to the shadow Brexit minister in the House of Lords.

Reports claimed that the Lords could block laws relating to Brexit, because Theresa May didn't recieve a majority in the general election.

Baroness Dianne Hayter told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "[Blocking Brexit is] not what we’re talking about. Of course the House of Commons has supremacy... they of course have the last word.

"We’re talking about looking in detail at the legislation to see whether it really does achieve the best for Britain. We will be saying to the government 'are you sure this is the right piece of legislation to enable us to continue as a trading nation?'"

But Julia argued that "it is a subjective matter whether you think something is the best thing for Britain or not" and some believe it is best to stay in the EU.

Hayter said that the House of Lords is "trying to retain, as David Davis said, the benefits that we had before" we left.

Listen to the full interview above