The Parliament Acts have been used just 4 times since 1911 (via Wikipedia):-
- War Crimes Act 1991, which extended jurisdiction of UK courts to acts committed on behalf of Nazi Germany during the Second World War (the only time that the Parliament Acts have been used by a Conservative government).
- European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, which changed the system of elections to the European Parliament from first past the post to a form of proportional representation.
- Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000, which equalised the age of consent for male homosexual sexual activities with that for heterosexual and female homosexual sexual activities at 16.
- Hunting Act 2004, which prohibited hare coursing and (subject to some exceptions) all hunting of wild mammals (particularly foxes) with dogs after early 2005.
Note that none of those uses was to persecute, impoverish, render homeless and, directly or indirectly, kill or encompass the suicide of some of the most vulnerable members of society. This is because nobody as unconscionably evil as that dismal, lying, despicable, scumbag, David Cameron, consumed by an insane hatred for the chronically sick and disabled, had yet come to power.
This is no longer a democracy – this is an elected dictatorship. Tomorrow, the democratic process will have been totally subsumed to the will of a deeply obsessive man who cannot for one moment countenance being gainsaid by the House of Lords, and that despite his loading it with his own placemen and women.
You know, last year, when I learned I was dying, I was, well, just a tad uptight about it. You might have noticed.
Tomorrow, though, when Cameron inevitably rolls out the Parliament Acts to over-rule the House of Lords, I think I might just have the best of the deal.