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Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:25 pm on 27th May 2010.

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Photo of Lord Harris of Haringey Lord Harris of Haringey Labour 5:25 pm, 27th May 2010

My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord for giving way but I want to correct him. I was not suggesting that there should have been a further general election; I was saying that the claim of having some stupendous mandate by virtue of adding together the percentages of two lots of votes and saying that therefore everything should pass through without dissent because of that mandate cannot be made. That argument is destroyed by the fact that both manifestos were jettisoned in the coalition agreement.