Their Lordships must decide

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The Article 50 Bill faces the Lords next week. Like the Commons the Lords are in recess this week (although heaven knows why: it's not as if many of them have children on half term holiday). I suggest they use the time wisely as they have a serious choice to make.

They can decide to bow down to the government's demand that they just say Aye and nod the thing through.

Or they can amend as they see fit and face the threat of abolition.

Except that's not a decision at all. Because if they can't amend as they see fit there is no point to the Lords being there, so complying with the government's demand is pointless and  they might just as well call their bluff.

But will they?