Laws in UK are made by people we vote for. The House of Lords cannot make any laws. It can propose amendments to laws passed to it by House of Commons but ultimately the HoC has to pass the law and it has no obligation to accept any amendments. The HoL can block new laws but NOT if they are part of manifesto commitmentsAnd that differs from how the parliament works in UK by... how? I would think there are hundreds of people one can't vote for and none that you can vote against.