The Daily Mail isnt happy with the House of Lords after it delivered yet another Brexit defeat on Theresa Mays government.
How unhappy is it? This much…
But it occurred to people that the Mail hasnt always been so opposed to the Lords.
For instance, this is what the Mail said when the Lords defeated Labours proposals to repeal Section 28 back in 2000.
And heres what it said when Nick Cleggs Lib Dems tried to push through Lords reform as part of the coalition government back in 2012.
And on the same topic …
Hence there were lots of people saying things like this about todays front page.
This must be a different Daily Mail to the one that called Lords reform "irrelevant and dangerous" in 2012. pic.twitter.com/ur2uffVXsu
— Sam Freedman (@Samfr) May 9, 2018
Daily Mail when the Lords are being homophobic bellends:
PRAISE BE TO THE HOMOPHOBIC BELLENDS
Daily Mail when the Lords act reasonably:
TRAITORS! PULL THE FUCKING PLUG! pic.twitter.com/psr5nqFHmQ
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 10, 2018
Glorious contrast between tonights Mail splash (calling for Lords reform) and a Mail editorial from 2012 (arguing against Lords reform)
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) May 9, 2018
Daily Mail going full psycho on the Lords today having campaigned for no reform in 2012. Proof that Brexit really does drive you mad
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) May 10, 2018
And its not just the Mail that was accused of hypocrisy. Try this lot on for size …
Brexiteer Tory MPs who voted against reforming the House of Lords in 2012:
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) May 10, 2018