jueves, 19 de marzo de 2015

March 19: The House of Commons declared the abolition of the House of Lords, being useless and dangerous for the people of England.



On this date in 1949, the House of Commons abolished the House of Lords without the consent of either Lords or the King himself. Therefore, it was considered a revolutionary action which that declared that The House of Lords was “useless and dangerous to the people of England”.


The House of Commons of England passed an act abolishing the House of Lords, in 1949.




The act starts as follows:

“The Commons of England assembled in Parliament, finding by too long experience that the House of Lords is useless and dangerous to the people of England to be continued, have thought fit to ordain and enact, and be it ordained and enacted by this present Parliament, and by the authority of the same, that from henceforth the House of Lords in Parliament shall be and is hereby wholly abolished and taken away; and that the Lords shall not from henceforth meet or sit in the said House called the Lords' House, or in any other house or place whatsoever ...”


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_reform_of_the_House_of_Lords#Abolition_of_the_House_of_Lords_1649