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Addressed to: The Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA

Dear Prime Minister:

The House of Lords has exercised disproportionate power in recent years.

It should exist to ensure that law is made in an organised, structured manner over what should be a carefully considered series of checks and balances in order to arrive at a fair and just conclusion.

This is plainly not the case, as can be seen with the Hillary Benn 'Surrender' Act, which forces us to seek an extension to the Article 50 deadline if the UK faces a 'no-deal crash-out' of the EU bloc.

It was pushed through all of its five legislative stages in two days, with virtually no time allocated for proper debate.

This is no way to conduct our affairs of state at the best of times, let alone this critical period in our country's history when the entire future of the United Kingdom as an independent country is at stake.

We, the undersigned, demand that this undemocratic, unelected and unaccountable House of Lords be abolished forthwith:

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