"an exorbitant assertion of government power"
The Law Lords ruling is being seen as a matter about Hunting, it wasn't, it was about the constituional checks and balances that we live under. The anti-hunters are pleased with the ruling and are claiming the confirmation that the House of Lords has no real power is a triumph for Democracy. So full steam ahead for whatever the House of Commons decides on any day with no gentle restraining hand. Not good.
Countryside campaigners have lost their latest bid to overturn the ban on hunting with dogs, after nine Law Lords unanimously ruled it would remain.
The Countryside Alliance had argued the legislation used to force the ban through in England and Wales - the 1949 Parliament Act - was illegal.
...anti-hunt campaigners called it a "triumph for democracy".
Countryside Alliance chief executive Simon Hart said the Lords' ruling had come as "no surprise" but the fight would go on.
"The Law Lords, for technical reasons, found themselves unable to agree with our case - but the Attorney General takes a bit of a kicking in the judgement as well."
However, he added: "This judgement effectively gives the House of Commons the freedom - with no checks and balances - to do what it wants, to whom it wants, when it wants."
‘The Council of Hunting Associations is extremely disappointed by the final outcome of the Parliament Act Challenge. The result strikes a sombre note for the future of British democracy. As one of the Law Lords stated in his judgment: “I am deeply troubled about assenting to the validity of such an exorbitant assertion of government power”.