From Q & A section in story
What is the Parliament Act?
It is the measure which allows MPs to override peers' opposition. It is very, very rarely used. The Lords can delay law plans for a year but if they reject an identical bill in two successive parliamentary sessions, the Parliament Act can be used to push the legislation onto the statute books. It had only been used three times before this week.
So basically if a member of Parliment doesn't get his way on something he can enact the "I'm taking my ball and going home" rule and just pass whatever the hell law he wants??? Does this sound rediculous to anyone else but me?
"Believe it or not, you and I want the same thing. Taxpayers safe, badguys behind bars." -Vic Mackey