[ 20:48 friday 7 december – piscita, isola di stromboli ]
Home Secretary David Blunkett is accusing unelected opposition peers of committing “sabotage” on the bill.
The government was ready to listen to sensible proposals for change, he said, but the Lords had removed four “major parts”.
“I will ask the Commons to reverse all the decisions last night because they were literally holding the bill underwater,” he told BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme.
ummm… *literally* holding the bill underwater? perhaps this is a devilish new parliamentary tactic?