Two Cabinet ministers told the this week that the Government must be prepared to respond with a major show of force to ensure the #8216;will of the British people is respected#8217;.
The Lords speaker Norman Fowler #8211; a Cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher #8211; has dismissed fears the upper House could frustrate Mrs May#8217;s plans
#8216;We have to be adult about this. We can#8217;t have the most enthusiastic Brexiters crying foul every time Parliament asks for more details or seeks to scrutinise.#8217;
Peers #8211; pictured during the state opening of Parliament #8211; will closely scrutinise legislation to pass Brexit but will not try to stop it